Check the press release and cool new trailer embedded below. But since salem beta has been a commercial beta with no more wipes for a while what's the difference between this an the actual release? Well the only real difference is the game is not yet feature complete, but when has a mmo ever released feature complete?
My brief opinion:
This is probably the best real sandbox mmo currently in existence, No lie. But its very niche. You'll get over the graphics, and probably end up liking them. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you want something different look no further. Its such a unique game everyone should at least try it.