I would be cautious about comparing with moo2 - its only one of the best games ever
It is, it is - I still play it now and again. It's so deep, and stood the test of time amazingly well. It's just been such a big influence on me that it feels weird not
to mention it. I certainly didn't mean to say, "like MOO2 only better!!!"
In fact, it's probably least like MOO2 of the 3 games mentioned.
So how will the gameplay be? Like classical shmups or something similar or totally different?
//edit: Ah, no shmup. Looks more like Freelancer and co.
Yeah, like that, except you're not limited to a single ship, and (as is obvious from the screenshots) it's top-down 2d. If you can imagine Star Control (or Space War, even) with ships having groups of turrets controlled using the mouse, that'll give you a pretty good idea of the basic combat mechanics.