[QUOTE=Mulkaccino] Newt, that looks pretty cool. Are the flower/fan shapes the transports to and from the shadow world?[/QUOTE]
No they are just decoration, and are already changed a bit.
The idea is you'll always be in the shadow world. Since you're from the real world it will normally have form and shape, then the player will have an ability with a meter like a hp bar that lets you swing, and turn into a shadow.