Tribal Wars, a series created by Germany based game developer Innogames is entering the second generation of the series with the release of Tribal Wars 2. Innogames recently pushed the game into closed beta, giving beta keys to random players who signed up for the pre-release through the games website (one of which I received).
The game is similar to the first in the series, though a lot has been changed. The graphics are entirely new, being worked on from the ground up. Unlike most online games, Tribal Wars 2 will keep the focus on castle management and strategic battles against neighboring kingdoms and beyond.
The goal of this strategy city building game is to develop your castle and expand your Kingdom in a PvP environment. Manage your village by upgrading your buildings and assemble an army for offensive and defensive military maneuvers. Attacking other players and looting their resources will fuel both your progress and castle growth as the free city building game unfolds. Although military strength is a vital component, forging political alliances and pacts to fight side by side with other players is also important.
Players will be tasked with creating and managing a kingdom from the the very beginning of the game. Starting with a small village, and working their way up to a castle and fortified walls through battles and increasing defenses to ward off neighboring kingdoms attacks.
There is no current release date, though an open beta can be expected in the near future.