Destineer’s MacSoft unit today announced that the long-awaited Master of Orion III for Macintosh is now shipping and should be available on store shelves starting today. “Master of Orion III is a turn-based strategy game with real-time space battles. Players gather resources as they explore solar systems, complete with jump lanes, worm-holes and hostile alien races. They will research and design their own ships and weapons and interact with 16 different races. Players can use espionage to spy on their enemies, incite revolts, and assassinate leaders. And, they’ll wage massive wars among the galaxies.” The game sells for US$49.99, and is available for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher.