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LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Hitting Europe On April 26th

Posted by Damien McFerran

Potential block buster

Nintendo has confirmed that LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins will launch in Europe on April 26th. That's not long after the North American launch, which happens on the 21st.

The 3DS title is a prequel to the Wii U version, which launches in the region on March 28th — the North American release takes place today.

Here's the full skinny from the press release:

Developed by TT Games, LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins is a prequel to the upcoming Wii U title and stars Chase McCain as a rookie cop on his first exciting adventure in LEGO CITY. Explore a city full of LEGO bustling with wacky characters, brought to life on your Nintendo 3DS, and learn the ropes of police work with Chase McCain, donning disguises for special skills when solving missions and fighting crime on the city’s streets. You can call up your Scanner from the Touch Screen and move your Nintendo 3DS, utilising the motion sensors, to analyse the LEGO CITY environment for audio or visual clues. On your first job as a cop you encounter the crime kingpin Rex Fury and it’s your mission to put him behind bars!

In upcoming Wii U exclusive LEGO CITY Undercover, set after the events of the Nintendo 3DS version, Rex Fury has escaped from prison! LEGO CITY fans looking forward to recapturing Rex can now also get to know the city's colourful cast of characters in a series of webisodes on YouTube. In the series of six webisodes leading up to the launch of LEGO CITY Undercover, fans can discover the stories behind Chase McCain and other key players in the hunt for Rex Fury, including Chief Dunby, the head of the LEGO CITY Police Department; Chase's bumbling buddy Frank Honey; colleague Ellie Phillips, who chimes in through the GamePad; Natalia Kowalski, Chase’s girl who’s gone into witness protection; and a host of bad guys Chase must defeat to bring Rex Fury to justice.

Are you looking to pick up both versions, or do you have a preference for domestic or portable crime-solving? Drop a comment to tell us.

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User Comments (14)

GoombaJMR

#1

GoombaJMR said:

If this gets good reviews and has a nice enough open world, I may just end up getting it! :) I like exploration games on the 3DS [ex. etrian odyssey].

ajcismo

#2

ajcismo said:

The 3DS/DSi Lego games haven't exactly been stellar. Hopefully LCU isn't as buggy on the 3DS as their past efforts.

BigBluePanda

#4

BigBluePanda said:

Echo the same thoughts as everyone, loving the look of this, but will wait until the reviews are revealed.

Banker-Style

#5

Banker-Style said:

Definitely keeping an eye out for this,but considering the other 3DS Lego games have been pretty crap,I'll wait till the reviews.

AJWolfTill

#6

AJWolfTill said:

Yeah I met with glitches in both demos, that doesn't bode well for the full games

LEGEND_MARIOID

#8

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Yeah the handheld LEGO games have been average though I wouldn't say they were rubbish or anything. Need a revw for this as handheld LEGO games generally not open world

Gamercake

#10

Gamercake said:

When I saw the headline I almost had a heart-attack because I thought the Wii U version got delayed. (Wii U version out March 28)

LavaTwilight

#11

LavaTwilight said:

I'm def picking up the WiiU version. If the game is as good as the P/Reviews make it out to be I'll be sure to pick up the 3DS version too!

Dambuster

#12

Dambuster said:

By eck, there are to many good hand held games coming out in next couple of weeks .... sly cooper 4, dark moon, soul sacrifice, donkey kong 3d, and now this!!

GazPlant

#13

GazPlant said:

So basically all of April I'll be playing Chase McCain games... Sounds good haha

Dpullam

#14

Dpullam said:

I am curious to see if this turns out be anywhere near as good as Lego City Undercover. It has some good potential at the very least.

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