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A pair of classic games have found their way to the Switch eShop in Europe.

First up is James Pond Codename: RoboCod, otherwise known as James Pond 2. The platformer originally debuted on the SEGA Genesis, Amiga, Atari ST in 1991.

Two years after it was announced, Constructor has been made available on Switch. Get a look at the title’s launch trailer below.

After it was announced a couple of years ago and delayed a few times, Constructor Plus has been given a final release date on Switch. The city-building title is now slated for February 15.

Here’s an overview:

Constructor Plus was announced for Switch close to two years ago, but still hasn’t seen a release. That’ll finally be changing next month.

System 3 announced today that Constructor Plus is launching on January 4. The city-building game features new modes, worlds and Undesirables.

Constructor was originally planned for Switch’s launch. Shortly after that news was shared, we heard about a delay to April 28. It’s now been pushed back again, as System 3 now says we should be seeing it sometime this summer. We’re unclear why Constructor isn’t ready, though hopefully we won’t have to report on any additional delays.


System 3 sent out a new trailer for Constructor on its Facebook page today. View the video below.


Constructor boxart

Posted on 6 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in Images, Switch | 4 Comments

System 3 has published the boxart for Constructor, coming to Switch on April 28 (not launch). Take a look at it above.

Update (1/18): Constructor is not coming to Switch at launch. The PR company who sent out the original press release was given incorrect information, and the game is now planned for April 28.

Original (1/17): A week ago we reported that a Constructor remake was in the works for Switch and other platforms. 20 years after the original title, System 3 will be releasing this fantastic city builder for every other platform on February 28th.

A bit later, Constructor will come to Switch on launch day (March 3rd), so players will be able to take their constructions on the go immediately after purchasing the new system.

Here’s the official System 3 PR:

System 3, the world’s longest running privately owned publisher and developer of market-defining PC & Console titles, proudly announces that its long-awaited Constructor will be released on the hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch™ console.

The release of Constructor on Nintendo Switch™ marks the 20th Anniversary of the multi-million-selling city builder and is testament to System 3’s ability to keep up with the rapidly-changing world of gaming hardware.

Using the Nintendo Switch™, Constructor fans will be able to seamlessly take their construction empire with them, allowing players to build, sabotage, and cause construction chaos anywhere. Caught short and need to lay some pipe during Constructor? Undock your Nintendo Switch™, take your place on the porcelain throne, and continue building your empire in uninterrupted comfort. Just remember to flush.

Constructor also utilises the wireless play of the Nintendo Switch™, allowing up to four mates to effortlessly play against each other in the many multiplayer Constructor challenges.

The drive and ambition to bring products to the world’s most dynamic gaming systems has stood System 3 in good stead over its 35-year existence. The Nintendo Switch is the latest example of hardware allowing us to bring our unique vision to the market. You’ll now be able to build and run your construction empire anywhere you like – you’ll never stop building!“, said Mark Cale, CEO of System 3.

Constructor will be released on launch day for Nintendo Switch™, and 28th February for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, & Steam players.


System 3 created Constructor way back in 1997. Nearly 20 years later, it’s receiving a remake. The game is confirmed for Switch as well as other platforms. On Nintendo’s console, it’s due out later this year.

Here’s what you need to know:

“Constructor sets players as budding property tycoons, who must take on their rivals in the creation of a successful city. This doesn’t just involve the speedy building of homes and businesses, however; players must negotiate the tangled web of Undesirables, a motley collection of reprobates that can be used against them – and by them, against others.

The use of Undesirables forms one of the core gameplay mechanics. Whether employing a group of antagonistic Thugs to terrorize a neighbourhood, sending round a Hippy to squat in opponents’ empty properties, bringing in Mr Fix It to botch their gas supplies or involving the criminal underworld in your enterprises, there are many tools at your disposal to help hinder your fellow players and make their commercial lives a living hell. Facing a protection racket from the mob? Why not send along a group of maniacal Clowns to terrify your enemy into submission!

System 3’s James Pond: Robocod reboot is no longer planned for Wii U. PS3, Xbox 360, and Android versions have also been canned. However, as originally announced, James Pond: Robocod will still be coming to 3DS.


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