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

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.

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