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First look at LEGO City: Undercover video-game

(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… add one }
  • nace10 June 14, 2012, 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.

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

    Great job on writing the article!

  • NRG Jay June 14, 2012, 12:35 PM

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

  • NRG Jay June 14, 2012, 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?

  • YTjedi June 14, 2012, 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

  • admin June 14, 2012, 2:52 PM

    Well, which one you like better? 🙂

  • NRG Jay June 14, 2012, 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!

  • admin June 14, 2012, 5:24 PM

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

  • Dave e June 14, 2012, 5:27 PM

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

  • admin June 14, 2012, 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. 🙄

  • Legodude19 June 14, 2012, 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 )

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

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

  • Taryn (Ninja of Electronics) June 14, 2012, 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

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

    Whats a Wii U?????

  • stewbrick901 June 14, 2012, 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!

  • stewbrick901 June 14, 2012, 6:56 PM

    Thanks!

  • stewbrick901 June 14, 2012, 7:57 PM

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

  • lego chronicler June 15, 2012, 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 😀

  • lego chronicler June 15, 2012, 8:24 AM

    om nom nom

  • Dave e June 15, 2012, 8:31 AM

    Na! its to sad for Ninjago fans to hear.

  • Dave e June 15, 2012, 8:39 AM

    I will write on Ninja vs Piarts!

  • admin June 15, 2012, 9:20 AM

    Sounds good! 😉

  • NRG Jay June 15, 2012, 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!

  • admin June 15, 2012, 12:32 PM

    Excellent choice! 😀

  • Legodude19 June 15, 2012, 12:43 PM

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

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

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

  • NRG Jay June 16, 2012, 3:42 AM

    Will do!

  • NRG Jay June 16, 2012, 3:44 AM

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

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

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

  • stewbrick901 June 16, 2012, 10:51 AM

    That’s for all of us to figure out! 😉

  • NRGkai June 16, 2012, 11:52 AM

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

  • NRGkai June 16, 2012, 11:54 AM

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

  • NRG PYTHOR [ NOOOOOO! Ninjago is ending in 2013!] June 16, 2012, 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?

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

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

  • NRG Jay June 17, 2012, 12:34 PM

    Yeah, thanks fellow nrg!

  • stewbrick901 June 17, 2012, 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. 😉

  • stewbrick901 June 17, 2012, 12:48 PM

    Except more kid-friendly! 🙂

  • Quad June 18, 2012, 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. 🙂

  • NRG Jay June 20, 2012, 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.

  • Roxy June 21, 2012, 1:29 PM

    this website is really good

  • Z-Jay June 25, 2012, 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.!

  • NRG Roro June 26, 2012, 5:58 PM

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

  • Trev September 2, 2012, 12:54 PM

    Ya I wish it was on wii

  • Trev September 2, 2012, 12:57 PM

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

  • Trev September 2, 2012, 1:01 PM

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

  • Trev September 2, 2012, 1:02 PM

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

  • Trev September 2, 2012, 1:05 PM

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

  • NinjaNut November 26, 2012, 8:03 AM

    THey need to make for the wii remotes 🙁

  • olivia December 16, 2012, 8:52 AM

    COOL

  • olivia December 16, 2012, 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.

  • jhon March 15, 2013, 3:19 AM

    can it come out for normal wii?

  • Virgil June 8, 2015, 4:46 PM

    Lego city undercover

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