MGON have posted up a preview of Infogrames' upcoming Masters of Orion 3. Heres a snippit:

    Seeing it has been a while between drinks, the latest game in the series features many changes and improvements. Naturally everything is now in 3D, with battles, planet management and diplomacy all featuring visuals which embrace the third dimension. There is also a lot more animation with some really smooth moving 3D characters.