I think it's real.
They do screenshots of what looks like a rancor and a jawa, the player customization menus, and other new features. Many pictures.
Besides, they aren't stupid. Imagine how much trouble they would get into if this was a hoax. The forums were slowed by the impouring posts and threads. Why would they go through all this trouble for an April Fool's joke.
Glow achieved 3/23/03 at 3:20 without any donations.
Current WIP: The Attack on Yavin series.
"Homer Simpson: 'Don't ever say that! Stupid risks make life worth while. Now, you mother is more stable and that's okay in small doses, but I'm always taking stupid risks. That's why I have so many adventures. Now what do you want to do?'
Lisa: 'Well, I would like to go to the museum, but it's closed.'
Homer: 'So breaking in would be a pretty stupid risk. What do ya say, honey? Feeling stupid?"
"Thomas" on MP