I don't know Ares' track record on shipping,but generally Kickstarter games ship much, much later than the ETA. But then again, Ares is a well respected, mainstream company so here's keeping my fingers crossed.
I backed this, but am mildly concerned that I haven't received any updates from them, and I sent them an email a couple weeks back about my order that has not yet received a reply. Have others been receiving updates? Is it unrealistic to expect this? I'm only mildly concerned because I'm a big fan and I know they're well established.