Travellers Tales: LEGO City Undercover "Would Definitely Lose Something On Other Platforms"
Posted by Andy Green
Developer gives reasons behind Wii U exclusivity
It's quite rare for a LEGO game of any kind to be exclusive to just one system these days. In recent years we've had games like LEGO Batman, LEGO Rock Band and LEGO Indiana Jones released on multiple platforms, and a short while ago we learnt that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be hitting every platform you can think of this year.
LEGO City Undercover, however, is a Wii U exclusive and sees you take control of Chase McCain, an undercover detective hell-bent on putting a stop to the devilish Rex Fury and end his crime wave in LEGO City.
In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, the game's executive producer Loz Doyle spoke about why LEGO City Undercover has to be a Wii U exclusive:
LEGO City Undercover would definitely lose something on other platforms. Chase is actually given a LEGO version of the GamePad as his Police Communicator, so it's really woven into the story.
We started with a massive array of ideas [for the GamePad] but in the end we focused on it being a police device. The map is really useful to have on at all times rather than in a small corner of the screen, plus you receive video calls from different characters.
From Nintendo's standpoint, it's good to know that Traveller's Tales integrated the GamePad LEGO City: Undercover from the off, meaning it could never realistically move onto another platform.
The game is set to arrive on the 18th and 28th March in North America and Europe respectively. The 3DS prequel LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins comes out afterwards in April.
Is LEGO City Undercover on your wishlist? The wait is nearly over now.