Quoted from megalo17:
Eric Meunier, the game designer, says it will debut at Chicago Expo. It's been flippable since November. Playfield layout is pretty ironed out. No other secrets revealed. He put this out at RMPS.
He also said he just had to remove his favorite toy for cost reasons.
As for no Depp, apparently JJP can't reference the Black Pearl either. (Not from Eric, but another source).