Although it was originally released on the Wii U back in 2013, LEGO City: Undercover has now become available for Nintendo Switch, and in order to celebrate its launch for the Big N's latest platform, Warner Bros. Interactive has provided a brand new launch trailer for the action-adventure game. Of course, the Switch isn't the only current-generation system on which the LEGO-branded title is being made available, as it has also been ported to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as well.
As seen below in the launch trailer for LEGO City: Undercover, fans familiar with the title and those just now encountering it for the first time are introduced to the game's protagonist Chase McCain, an undercover police officer and disguise expert, who has been tasked with tracking down the city's biggest bad, Rex Fury. As it happens in the story, Fury has been on a city-wide crime spree and only Chase McCain can take stop him from wreaking further havoc.
Although LEGO City: Undercover isn't precisely like Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5, the titles definitely share similarities with one another, as both are open world releases that deal with themes of crime. Plus, both games are pretty large in terms of their areas of exploration, as Undercover has 20 different districts for players to explore, and Warner Bros. Interactive has described the game as having “witty” and “original” storytelling, “hilarious movie references,” as well as "hundreds of collectibles." Not to mention, much like GTA 5, LEGO City: Undercover also has a plethora of modes of transportation with over 100 vehicles drive.
With LEGO City: Undercover having been a Wii U exclusive, the fact that it's now available across myriad current-generation platforms definitely should boost fans awareness of its existence, and should translate to more meaningful sales figures in the long run. After all, since the Wii U's sales struggled to meet expectations for Nintendo, the pool of potential purchasers for the game was relatively low considering the higher user count on other platforms.
Bearing all of this in mind, while it's nice to see LEGO City: Undercover release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, its re-release during the current generation will likely benefit Nintendo Switch the most. With the Big N's newest console's current offering of titles being rather slim, the system could stand to use some more well-liked games for support other than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
LEGO City: Undercover is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Xbox One.
Source: WB Games – YouTube