I can’t go into much detail regarding it other than to say it that it is much more similar to a Civilization/Master of Magic style strategy game versus a Galactic Civilizations/HOMM style strategy game (i.e. every tile of terrain matters i.e. building near rivers or forests or hills and that kind of thing will matter and there are things like unrest and tax rates and that kind of thing).
Already. I can not wait for this game. Just from reading the above. Sounds like a TON more to consider, think about, and trade-off. Yes, please.
A fantasy RotK type game - man...I might play this forever.
I also can't believe it's been a year since E:WOM.
Edit: Oh, and yes, please to the multiplayer, especially co-op.