Those two ideas have been cut from the game, sorries. It would take too much to get the holo trainers right (They were gonna be used for extra exp boost, but the game's exp is much more balance than the first. But I may still add them in, not too sure) and Sora was cut because I just wasn't feel it anymore and it wasn't needed. It would've interrupted the storyline and wasn't worth it.
To be honest you SHOULD let your work be for everyone and not just your friends. Because you could just be a good game hacker and your work will be wasted on just a small group of people. Just saying. And the fact that you probally wont have a release for Dark Rising 2 then thats a big Screw you to me and the rest of the team.