permadeath. Sounds like a potentially nightmare inducing scenario although it's hard to say for sure since developer Lunar Software is keeping most details top secret.
Is your excitement subdued at all? Hopefully so. If not though you have my sympathies. 2014 was a downer in a lot of ways, and not just in terms of video game releases. Hence, after all that dissatisfaction it's pretty hard not to get pumped for the better days that lie ahead. Just remember to manage those expectations though otherwise it's pretty much guaranteed you'll feel let down once again.