With so much buzz surrounding Bayonetta 2, there are many Wii U exclusives that have been pushed out of the spotlight – including Lego City: Undercover. To put Undercover front and center for expectant Wii U owners, Traveller’s Tales has released a brand new, not to mention funny, trailer for the upcoming open world Lego game.
If there’s one thing Lego City: Undercover definitely has right, it’s keeping the series’ humor intact. The jokes this round are enhanced by full voice acting, a relatively new addition to a once mute series. Aiming for an E rating, the jokes are age-appropriate, but delivered in a way that will elicit laughs from gamers of all ages.
There’s a lot to do in Undercover, including missions that will see hero Chase McCain go “undercover.” The trailer depicts our blocky protagonist attempting to break into buildings – it’s sort of like Sleeping Dogs, but with a more family-friendly vibe.
Much like other open world games, McCain can pilot a variety of vehicles, ranging from cars to helicopters. Players can also get around on foot, making use of zip-lines to get from building to building, as well as McCain’s own on-foot techniques. For a piece of plastic, McCain sure is nimble – check out our preview to learn about Undercover‘s gameplay mechanics.
The trailer also gives a good look at McCain’s fighting abilities – which players will need to master in order to pursue main antagonist, Rex Fury. There are a number of moves at the player’s disposal, though combat certainly (and understandably) looks less fluid than other brawlers. Thankfully, Lego games rely on their charm, and Lego City: Undercover has that in spades. That charm – coupled with what we hope to be an expansive open world – definitely solidifies Lego City: Undercover as one of the most intriguing Wii U launch window titles.
Lego City: Undercover releases in 2012 exclusively for the Wii U.
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