Everything you need to know about Lego City Undercover.
Lego City Undercover
Nintendo, Warner Bros. Interactive
Wii U, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:Wii U: NA - 18th March 2013, EU - 28th March 2013; PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch: 2017
Lego City Undercover is a comedic sandbox-based action adventure game set in the world of Lego characters. The game has been developed by TT Fusion and is published by Nintendo as well as Warner Bros Interactive. The game has been available on the Wii U since 2013 but it is being produced for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC and will be released on those formats at an unannounced date in 2017.
TT Fusion has made comments that the development team has been wanting to make a Lego game for quite some time. In order to do this, they worked on a kind of prototype that ended up being Lego City Undercover. This version of the game was first created back in 2010. The team has said the development for this first game lasted about a year and they didn’t really know what they wanted to do just yet so they created a game where people could just drive around a Lego city. Nintendo saw the prototype and approached the team about developing the game exclusively for the Wii U. The team had to find a way to get the game to take advantage of the Wii U gamepad as part of the development of the game.
In order to bring a kind of realistic look to the game, the development team used locations from New York and San Francisco, as well as other real world big cities as a model. The development team has said it included quite a few Nintendo themed Easter Eggs into the game in order for players to find. Now that the title is going to be on formats other than the Wii U, it’s unclear whether these Easter Eggs will be allowed to stay in the game untouched or whether they will be adapted for those other platforms.
The game was officially announced at the 2011 E3, and it was announced as coming to the Wii U in 2013. It was released across the United States, North America, and Europe, as well as Japan in November of 2013. For quite a while the game was expected to remain only on the Wii U, but it was announced it was coming to other platforms in 2016. On November 22, 2016, it was announced through the game’s official Twitter account that it was going to be remade for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the PC.
The story of Lego City Undercover has players taking on the role of police detective Chase McCain. The officer is returning to Lego City after years of being away, because he has found that the city is under the grips of a crime wave, the likes of which no one has ever seen. Chase has his work cut out for him, because his old nemesis has somehow escaped from prison and is leading this apparent influx of crime. The police force is under fire for allowing this escape to happen and McCain has been called in under the nose of the chief. The Mayor himself has asked for the famed detective to get back into the game, and he will have to go undercover in order to figure out how to stop the explosion of crime.
Chase will even have to try and infiltrate the very group of thugs he’s trying to take down, using a number of different costumes in order to fool his enemies into thinking he is their ally. At the crux of the story is whether or not Chase can stay one step ahead of his old nemesis and take down the newly resurgent criminal enterprise.
Lego City Undercover utilizes a third-person point of view in order to help Chase McCain move about the city and take down criminals. There is the standard building mechanic that has been seen in many of the Lego games, though this is much more of an action adventure that takes advantage of a number of different combat systems. The most prominent combat system in the game is a special Lego version of hand to hand combat. Chase McCain will attempt to beat his opponents into the ground until he’s able to slap the cuffs on them and officially arrest them.
The game has also come up with a new way to get around the city, as the main character will utilize free running, as well as jumping, climbing, and otherwise getting around the city using specific blue and white bricks that pop up in various locations around the environment. Players will not only have to go through the city on foot, they will also be able to drive and fly using various vehicles that are set up in the bustling metropolis. For the Wii U, the game took advantage of the gamepad as a kind of tool that allowed Chase McCain to communicate with other characters. The gamepad also was able to bring up a map in order to help players get around the area. It’s unclear how these functions have been incorporated into the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Chase McCain will also utlize a number of disguises and costumes, as well as vehicles that go along with those costumes in order to take down his enemies.
Chase McCain is the main character of Lego City Undercover and he is the chief protagonist attempting to take down a criminal gang. Rex Fury is the criminal mastermind who has escaped from prison and leads the criminals in Lego City. Frank Honey is a young cop who idolizes Chase and wants to help Chase. Chief Dunby is Chase’s boss at the city’s police force. Natalia Kowalski is an ambulance driver that will help Chase at various points in the game.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.