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Trailer: LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Trailer Shows Its a Big World

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

The biggest LEGO game on 3DS yet?

The LEGO series of video games has been prolific, to put it mildly, yet the handheld versions on DS and 3DS have often been stripped back, more linear affairs than their home console contemporaries. While upcoming Wii U release LEGO City Undercover looks like the most expansive title yet, seemingly adopting an open-world structure, it seems that 3DS prequel LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins is no slouch in offering a larger world to play in.

Nintendo's released a trailer for the 3DS title, the first time we've seen it in action, which affirms that not only is it a prequel following Chase McCain's early career, but that it appears to have a similar open world mission structure. The footage sees our rookie hero exploring the city and its outskirts, buying vehicles and getting up to some side-quest shenanigans; it's beyond what we've seen in handheld LEGO titles before.

We'll obviously know more when we've played it ourselves, but this looks like a full-fat LEGO title for 3DS. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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User Comments (26)

Xilef

#1

Xilef said:

So this open world to? Nice. Looks like it could have a bit more polish though.

Scollurio

#2

Scollurio said:

Hmm looks really interesting though, is it just me or does this have a really poor sub 30 framerate?

Gustoff

#3

Gustoff said:

If this is open world, i'm most likely to get it. But will wait for reviews.

Kirk

#4

Kirk said:

The draw distance and "fogging" is a bit shorter than I'd like but other than that the world looks pretty cool.

19Robb92

#5

19Robb92 said:

The visuals come of as surprisingly good to me. Great looking game. The framerate looked choppy though..

WiiLovePeace

#7

WiiLovePeace said:

Oh man awesome! I'm just excited to hear its open-world & hence an insta buy! Wierd that it'll come out after the Wii U version but that's alright, as long as I get to play it not too long after :D

Spoony_Tech

#8

Spoony_Tech said:

Definitely getting this. Looks like grand theft auto light version which is fine by me. Looks really good and looks to be a long fun experience!

Burn

#13

Burn said:

Oof, that draw distance doesn't look good. However, it still looks like a lot of fun.

SanderEvers

#18

SanderEvers said:

@framerate, the game will look better on a 3DS, why, it's a Youtube video capture of a 3DS. Which means that the video is only like 24 frames per second. Like any normal movie.

LavaTwilight

#20

LavaTwilight said:

Looks beta-rific! If I like the WiiU one as much as the trailers make me think I will, I'll be purchasing this for sure. It doesn't look like just a handheld release for the sake of it. It actually looks like it's got it's own unique story and playability sufficient of a completely different entry into this 'new' franchise.

CrispyGoomba

#22

CrispyGoomba said:

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this game is going to be another Epic Mickey 3DS. The Wii U version will probably be a whole lot better, but that's just my thoughts right now.

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