Sunflowers and Max Design have announced that the release of the empire-building game Anno 1503 has been pushed back to Q1 2002. Sunflowers stated that it wants to take the extra time to continue testing the game's features and make sure the game is completely ready before it's released. Anno 1503 is the prequel to 1602 AD, and it features a substantial number of improvements on its predecessor, including a revamped graphics engine that features 250 different types of structures that are rendered in full 3D. There are also several different types of land that give players access to unique items that can either start a war between two civilizations or become a means for establishing friendly trade relations.
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