Though I guess if we had posted the previous dev blog snippets, more people would have seen this coming.
We're also going to see unique death messages for the various ways to die, hardcore mode (you die once, your character is gone; world file stays though), and some spiffed up biomes.
The server software will also hibernate when nobody is on. Good news there.
I'll host another round when the update comes out. Shouldn't be long.