As another sequel from Namco, Ace Combat 3 finds more improvements from the previous Ace Combat titles. Namco promises to deliver spectacular ground texture rendering, not a flat cardboard look like in most of the older aerial games. The screenshots should give you an idea of how the game will look like.
We can't mention much about the gameplay yet because there is hardly any information released about this upcoming game. What we know is that the game should use some unique and advanced features. One of those that are promised is the ability for the game to change the order of the missions according to the previous mission that was completed. Therefore there will not be a constant order of missions.
Aerial games always had their fans. Ironically we don't see too many of them for Playstation. The period during which Ace Combat 3 most likely to be released on, is free of other aerial titles, that give a big advantage to Namco.