For the longest time, we've been labouring under the belief that the forthcoming LEGO City Undercover will boast a two-player mode. Heck, we've even listed it as such on the game's profile page on this very site.

However, it would appear that the number of players that will be able to enjoy the game on a single Wii U console at any one time is still very much in the air.

As gaming site Coffee with Games reports, the whole "will it, won't it" saga has been raging since September, with the various conflicting reports coming from PR representatives clouding the issue.

Here's the sequence of email communications that Coffee with Games has had with Nintendo so far:

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 - "The game is 1 player. No co-op/multiplayer of any kind."
  • Monday, September 24, 2012 - "We are looking into this and will get back to you soon."
  • Monday, September 24, 2012 - "Please refer to the fact sheet that states that there are 1-2 players."
  • Thursday, September 27, 2012 - "We just double checked and I wanted to inform you that Lego City is in fact a 1-player game."

Just to make things even more confusing, Coffee with Games even spoke to someone who played a demo of the game at E3 which featured - you've guessed it - a two-player mode.

It sounds to us like the game was always supposed to have a two-player mode, but it has had to be removed to get it to market in time. Will you still be buying LEGO City Undercover even if it turns out to be a resolutely single-player experience? Let us know in the comments section below.