Constructor HD confirmed for Nintendo Switch launch


Constructor HD, a remake of the 1997 real-time strategy construction simulator, will launch alongside Nintendo’s next console on March 3rd.

The launch lineup, which is already sparse as is, can benefit greatly from this game, which has reached cult classic status.

Originally (and still) developed by System 3, Constructor is similar to SimCity, in the sense that it’s a building simulator. The player controls a construction company and has to drive his competitors out of business. The player can build a variety of buildings with different materials and workers, and profit is made via tenants’ rent, amongst other sources. The player can also build houses for undesirables, such as mobsters.

Constructor HD also supports wireless multiplayer between four Switch consoles.

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, said Mark Cale, CEO of System 3. The Nintendo Switch is the latest example of hardware allowing us to bring our unique vision to the market.”

Constructor is known for its unique humor. The game was originally released for MS-DOS in 1997, and was later ported to the PS1, Mac and Windows.

Its remake will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam on February 28th, and will make its way to Switch three days later.

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