No news, but after creating a Canadian account and playing through a bit of the game, I can tell you you're not missing much. This was a game I was really, really looking forward to, and it was a huge disappointment. It's another case of a developer claiming IAPs are completely optional and then completely stripping any semblance of fun out of the game without IAPs. Forget about grinding; there's a solid IAP wall in place. It's also laggy, buggy, and not necessarily all that fun to begin with. Looks good, though.