Gry.o2.pl has published a screenshot-laden interview with .dat's Dmitry Demyanovsky about the team's upcoming RTS/RPG hybrid, Disciples III: Renaissance.
Q: What can you tell us about RPG-style system in characters advancement?
A: The level-up system has been greatly improved, now you have an opportunity to develop characteristics of your leaders as you like (or use predefined scheme of development).
Leaders now have customizable armor and equipment. Wearing different types of armor changes appearance of the character.