Published on September 19th, 2013 | by David Guild1
James Pond: Codename Robocod Gets A Reboot
I remember early this year I wrote up a news post saying System 3 who is one of the UK’s most successful independent games publisher, was going to bring back some of their retro titles to the modern day consoles. Putty Squad was going to be their first and should of released this summer but nothing has came about. Any how, System 3 also owns the rights to James Pond: Codename Robocod and have came out with a press release saying they are pleased to announce the remake of James Pond: Codename Robocod for iOS, Android, PS Vita, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Steam and Windows 8 and should be available in early 2014!
This is great news for us retro fans but what I found funny is, this news comes out a day before head designer of the original James Pond games, Chris Sorrell launch of his Kickstarter plan to create a brand new James Pond game. Now I remember System 3 announcing they wish to create reboots of their retro game catalog but Putty Squad was going to be their first and was suppose to release this summer which they have failed to do. Why have they decided to announce their next title before even releasing their new game? Has the recent news of the Mr Sorrell’s Kickstarter gave them a kick up the bum? Granted they are wishing to reboot the 2nd and most popular game of the series not go in a new direction like Chris Sorrell. Either way we are going to be spoiled but lets hope this doesn’t effect Chris Sorrells Kickstarter lets launches Friday 19th!
System 3 went on saying the mobile versions of the game will be a true conversion of the classic title with the same cartoon feel of the original while the handheld, console and PC releases will have a complete overhaul and built from the ground up. Mark Cale, CEO of System 3 went on to say “I’m a huge fan of retro gaming, but to bring a game back and deliver an updated vision isn’t easy. With James Pond: Codename Robocod, we’ve got all of the right ingredients to satisfy the needs of retro fans, and today’s gamer,”
So fingers crossed that System 3 can release a top notch game of our fishy agent. Keep checking back for more details on both System 3s version and Chris Sorrells James Pond and hopefully we will get some new information about Putty Squad release date soon.