Carcasonne had already received a wonderfully specific launch date of "June". Now, we are starting to flesh out what that release will contain.
IGN releases some details about how the game is shaping up, including:
Hopefully, this will balance out the longer gameplay experiences of Catan. Either way though, digital board games rule -- no more lost pieces.
[Update]: Worthplaying has a preview up as well with some purdy pictures.