Did some digging on this. No hard details on the system of course, but author Matt Forbeck did Mutant Chronicles, Deadlands, the Brave New World supers RPG, and a bunch of D&D supplements. He's good at what he does, though BNW was class-based and directly inspired by deconstructionist stories like Kingdom Come and Dark Knight Returns, which I know are favorites here.
Perhaps more telling are the hints that the new game will be "accessible" to players of other popular game systems (*cough* D&D *cough*) and the similarity of the stats block to d20. I can think of ways to make d20 less bad for supers, but I have to say I'm lowering my expectations.