Pioneers will be a turn-based game with RPG elements. It's a game where you start by assembling your exploration party with men with different abilities and skills. Every man counts and every skill counts. You need someone who's good with weapons and hunting, someone who is good with carpentry, someone who can draw maps, someone who could easily learn native languages and so on. Once that's done, you put them on a ship and head for some unknown land.
Here what's new this time around:
* Character professions
* New graphics (trees, GUI stuff/icons, character from all sides, etc.)
* Inventory, its management, picking up and dropping items
* Eating & drinking
* World map
* All new object interaction
* Changes to the player information panel
* Beginnings of a save and load system
* .. and a whole lot more!