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First look at LEGO City: Undercover video-game

by admin on June 14, 2012

in LEGO Games & Apps

(Written by stewbrick901)

We all love LEGO games, don’t we? Well, the game developers Traveller’s Tales are coming out with a new LEGO-themed game for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, called LEGO City: Undercover (formerly known as LEGO City: Stories). Everybody Plays (a UK gaming website) wrote a great preview on LEGO City: Undercover, and I have adapted their article for our readers here – so you know what to expect and look forward to in this LEGO game. So read on, and also watch the trailer below! 😛

The LEGO game plot takes inspiration from the range of LEGO City sets; you play as Chase McCain, an undercover detective, whose mission is to stop the criminal Rex Fury; the bad-guy behind most of the crimes that take place in and around LEGO City. Like all cool cops, McCain has a whole array of high-tech gadgets at his disposal, which are accessible from the Wii U GamePad; a map (so you can see your whereabouts in the city), mission-updates (so you know who you’re chasing) and you can even scan for criminals and hidden clues.

But while other LEGO games have always had you running around a level, moving from one area to the next, LEGO City: Undercover promises to be an entirely different experience; giving you free reign over an entire city of LEGO goodness. Being able to go wherever you want, whenever you want, in a city bustling with LEGO characters and crooks that need to be hunted down and reprimanded.

Being an undercover detective means Chase McCain has all kinds of disguises, letting your character turn into everything from a fire-fighter to a construction-worker, or even a robber – with each disguise having their own special abilities for getting through the game.

LEGO City: Undercover is of course also full of cars, motorbikes, and even an aircraft! – for chasing around those bad-guys.  

LEGO City: Undercover can be used as a single-player game, or as a two-payer co-op. However it is not yet clear how this will be achieved. As you have an entire city to wonder around, without the constrains of a much-narrower-in-scope level, it is not clear if there will be a split-screen? Or if both players will be locked to the same screen, with the second player riding as a passenger in the vehicles? Or perhaps one player using the Wii U GamePad and the other the TV? Or maybe, for the first time in LEGO history, it will be online co-op only – although that seems pretty unlikely.

Apparently there is also going to be a 3DS version of LEGO City: Undercover, but information on it is sketchy – although most likely it would work pretty similar to the Wii U version. Whether it’ll have co-op, StreetPass or SpotPass functionality remains to be seen.

So far no release date has been announced for LEGO City: Undercover, except a vague “Holiday 2012”. So LEGO City fans will just have to wait, but I will keep you updated if I hear any more details. Until then, here’s the trailer of the new LEGO City game to make you feel better:

So, what do you think of the new LEGO City game? Do you like the features revealed so far? Would you play it? Share your thoughts below! Also, I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my first post here. Thanks for reading this article. Expect more soon! Feedback is appreciated! 😀

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

nace10 June 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Cool game!!! Don’t think i’ll buy it though, I don’t have a Wii U, (nobody has one in the U.S.A yet 🙄 ) and I don’t think i’ll buy it for my 3DS.

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The Ultimate Spinjitzu master June 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Great job on writing the article!

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stewbrick901 June 14, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Thanks!

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NRG Jay June 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Oh, i want it for my wii…or myds lite….

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stewbrick901 June 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Sorry, NRG Jay, but it is exclusive to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Dissapointing, eh? D:

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NRG Jay June 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Admin, its a bit off topic, but I cant decide if I should get Captain Americas Avenging cycle with Lego Dine Coelophysis Ambush or should I go for the Dathomir speeder (the one with anakin, asajj ventress and yellow darth maul)? Can the rest of you guys also help too?

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admin June 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Well, which one you like better? 🙂

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NRG Jay June 14, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Well, i likestar wars just as much super heroes. I wouldve gone for lokis cosmic cube escape, but its out of stock at the place im shopping at. Still not sure. Probably will go for dathomir escape, but still not sure. Arghhh! Also getting the batman 2 dc super heroes for wii!

PS: I had a feeling that u would ask which one i like better!

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admin June 14, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Flip a coin and see what you end up with? 😉

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Legodude19 June 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Personally I’d go with the Dathomir set. ( of course I haven’t looked at that other one ) . Savage Oppress’s fig is a blast. I really should get that set……. ( bought it for a friend )

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NRG Jay June 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Thanks lego dude19! Ive taken ur advice, and i am going for the speeder- 3 lightsaber wielders!

PS: thanks admin!
PPS: I think you should do a post about the new Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, definitely gonna be a good successor to Lego Batman. The first LEGO video game with dialogue, and it’s also an free reign of Gotham City!

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admin June 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Excellent choice! 😀

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Legodude19 June 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Thanks NRG Jay. 🙂 Glad I could help. You’ll have to let me know if you like it.

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NRG Jay June 16, 2012 at 3:42 AM

Will do!

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NRG Jay June 16, 2012 at 3:44 AM

Admin, I bet you cant guess my age by just reading my comments!

NRGkai June 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM

i got the Coelophysis Ambush its not that great
but it depends on the buyer
i sold mine on ebay

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NRG Jay June 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Yeah, thanks fellow nrg!

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YTjedi June 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I imagine the co-op on this game will work similar to how it will be in LEGO Batman 2, because you have free reign of the city there also. It would be really neat if this was a launch title with the WiiU

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Dave e June 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Admin can I write a post on Ninjago ending??? 🙄

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admin June 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM

LOL! If you can live with the backlash to your post, be my guest! Don’t be surprized if you get stoned though. But seriously, you can do it. I will go and hide. 🙄

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Dave e June 15, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Na! its to sad for Ninjago fans to hear.

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Dave e June 15, 2012 at 8:39 AM

I will write on Ninja vs Piarts!

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admin June 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Sounds good! 😉

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CD's Lego Blog June 14, 2012 at 6:08 PM

That game just looks so awesome! To bad it’s only on the wii u 🙁

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Trev September 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Ya I wish it was on wii

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Taryn (Ninja of Electronics) June 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I think this is a very interesting game. I would totally play it! Congratz to the kid that wrote this article. Five Stars for you mon ami. I love it

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Taryn (Ninja of Electronics) June 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Whats a Wii U?????

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stewbrick901 June 14, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The Wii U is the new gaming platform coming out later this year, as the successor to the original Wii. Now, not only will the Wii U have only the console itself, but a seperate gamepad with it (the Wii U GamePad, so if anybody wants to watch TV while your’e enjoying your new Wii U, and you still wanna keep on playing, you can actually switch over to the GamePad, and you can still play your game, without having to stop. There is other uses for the GamePad, like showing photos and videos, and just playing it with the TV itself. Oh, and thank you for the review! I will come out soon with another post!

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lego chronicler June 15, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I heard you like looking at a screen, so I let you look at TV while you play games!

almost like…

heard you like eating so I put a hamburger on a pizza so you can eat while you eat 😀

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lego chronicler June 15, 2012 at 8:24 AM

om nom nom

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Taryn (Ninja of Electronics) June 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

lol that works. i open two tabs to play games at once. saves time.

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NRG PYTHOR [ NOOOOOO! Ninjago is ending in 2013!] June 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

the sad thing is… how much does a Wii U cost? i guess at least $300

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stewbrick901 June 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM

That’s for all of us to figure out! 😉

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NRG PYTHOR [ NOOOOOO! Ninjago is ending in 2013!] June 16, 2012 at 4:04 PM

I think its coming out soon. I already have a wii, so should i sell it and get a wii U OR just forget it and get an ipod touch?

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stewbrick901 June 17, 2012 at 12:47 PM

It’s your choice. I personally prefer selling the Wii and getting a Wii U, but that’s for your family to decide. 😉

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Trev September 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I wish I knew so I can get one!!!

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NRGkai June 16, 2012 at 11:54 AM

yes but i AM GOING TO GET ONE wen they come out

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CD's Lego Blog June 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I just realized. It sort of looks like some kind of Lego GTA! LOL

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stewbrick901 June 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Except more kid-friendly! 🙂

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Quad June 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Great post StewBrick! It looks awesome. And since I’m planning to buy a 3ds (‘planning’) I’ll definately keep this game in mind. 🙂

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NRG Jay June 20, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Hmmmm, cant buy it then. Will go for the new Batman game instead, as you can roam around Gotham city in that instead of this one.

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Roxy June 21, 2012 at 1:29 PM

this website is really good

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Z-Jay June 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I REALLY want to get this game, which I will, but my only complaint now is that it will be ONLY for the WII U and 3DS. So, I give it 4.5 stars because I would give it 5 stars if it came out for XBOX 360. But I am CERTAINLY buying this game.!

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Trev September 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I want this game too !!!and I wish It was for ps3

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NRG Roro June 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

cant wait i have a 3DS and really like lego city

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Trev September 2, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I wish the wii U came out now!!!!!

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Trev September 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I sounds like a GREAT game I’m totally buying it when it comes out!!!!!!!!

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NinjaNut November 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

THey need to make for the wii remotes 🙁

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olivia December 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM

COOL

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olivia December 16, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I LOVE NRG JAY HE IS SO COOL I RELLY WANT NRG JAY BUT I DONT NO WHERE TO FIND HIM I HAVE THE ELEMENT GREEN NINJA HE HAS A BLACK SUIT AND THE SAME HEAD AND HE HAS GOLD HELMENT AND GOLD SHINS AND HE COMES IN THE BOOK CALLED CHARECTER ENCICLAPEDIA THE CHARECTER ENCICLPEDIA COMES WITH THE MINIFIGUR THE ELEMENT GREEN NINJA AND IT COST ONLY 13 DOLLARS AND IT IS RELLY WORTH 13 DOLLARS BECAUSE IT IS SO COOL COMMENT BACK AT olivia grace mee.

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jhon March 15, 2013 at 3:19 AM

can it come out for normal wii?

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Virgil June 8, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Lego city undercover

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