Warner Bros. Interactive releases a brand new trailer for the open-world game LEGO City Undercover ahead of its launch on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
When Warner Bros. Interactive confirmed that LEGO City: Undercover would be coming to the Nintendo Switch (along with PC, PS4 and Xbox One) many were surprised. Although the former-Wii U exclusive garnered lots of positive criticism, with Game Rant‘s own review calling it a “wonderful addition” to the Wii U’s library of games, it didn’t sell particularly well. It also launched back in 2013, making it an unlikely candidate for a port.
Nonetheless, LEGO City: Undercover is headed to consoles, and following that initial announcement, Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for the game. The new video explains that police officer protagonist Chase McCain is back in the city as it’s gripped by a “crimewave.” A recently escaped criminal named Rex Fury is the key culprit behind the surge in crime and it’s up to McCain to head undercover, also making use of multiple disguises as he attempts to take the bad guy down.
While the open world title isn’t exactly like Rockstar Games’ massively popular crime sandbox, Grand Theft Auto 5, LEGO City: Undercover has been described by some as a “family friendly” version. Warner Bros. explains that the game also features “witty” and “original” storytelling (as well as “LEGO humor”) and there are also 20 districts for players to explore, “hilarious movie references” and “hundreds of collectibles” to hoover up. There are also over 100 vehicles to hop in the front seat of, and so again, although players are unlikely to find things like GTA Online‘s Tron-inspired motorcycles, gearheads should still be in for a fun time.
Moreover, although Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm it, a Best Buy product listing for the game suggests that LEGO City: Undercover‘s PC and current-gen console port will feature two player co-op support. It’s easy to see who this would work on PC, PS4 or Xbox One (just connect another controller), but it will be interesting to see how this feature works on the Nintendo Switch. Will it make use of the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers? Or will it allow players on two different Switch systems to team up when they have put the console in its portable tablet mode?
Perhaps the answer will be revealed at tonight’s Nintendo Switch reveal event. Several games are expected to be shown off at the event, where Nintendo is also expected to confirm the console’s release date and price. LEGO City: Undercover isn’t exactly one of the most high profile third-party games to come to the system, but it is one that many are looking forward to, but fingers crossed that the game shows its face during the event anyway.
LEGO City: Undercover is set to be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch in spring 2017.