I have seen bits of pieces of it and it is pretty awesome. Generals, Sword Dancers, wizzened old philosophers... The breath of possible characters is even wider than in regular AW, and the one's I've seen seem very much playable (in the "I want to play this guy!" sense). It is my firm belief that when it's done, it'll be way cool.
There are also some really neat design innovations ("Pawns" - NPCs that are basically a powerful persons *gear*) and design choices (Beauty is the violence stat - duels and such - unless you go to war with the offender, in which case Ambition and Reputation begin to matter a lot more).
The name though. The name! I have no idea what the game with that name is about.