UPDATE (1/18): According to Nintendo Life, Constructor will, in fact, not be heading to the Switch at launch. The new release date is April 28th.


While the Nintendo Switch launch-line up may seem like slim-pickings right now, it’s worth noting that there could be some surprises in store ahead of the March 3rd release. One such surprise arrived today – a port of the 20 year old PC city-builder Constructor is heading to the Switch day-and-date with the system.

There’s no word yet on whether it will be a physical or digital release. The UK-based publisher System 3 has published games in both forms, though they mostly lean towards digital releases first and physical releases later. If Constructor is an eShop launch title, that could mean the digital storefront will help bolster the relatively small selection of physical games.

You can check out the press release in full below:

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.

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