Warner Bros. Games has just announced that it is porting Wii U exclusive Lego City Undercover to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and - most importantly of all - Nintendo Switch next summer.
The game launched to critical acclaim back in 2013 and was accompanied by a 3DS prequel. It made excellent use of the Wii U GamePad as an in-game scanning device and communicator - elements which will have to be retooled for the 2017 ports which will obviously lack second-screen functionality.
We awarded Lego City Undercover a generous 8 out of 10 when we reviewed it back in 2013, stating that "Lego City Undercover proves that Lego titles can be blockbusters without a big licence."
Are you excited about playing through the game again on Switch? Let us know by constructing a comment below.
RIP Wii U episode 10.
I look forward to many posters on here immediately downgrading their opinion of the game now. I never thought it was that great anyway. I think a lot of the praise it got was down to Nintendo gamers not really having too much choice in the open world genre.
Hope they just fix the loading times. Nothing against Wii U to Switch ports, giving good games a second chance and a first for people to discover them, but... you will have to work to own my money a second time if it brings nothing new to the table.
Can hardly say I'm all that surprised. It always seems a rather common yet unfortunate result of Nintendo's 3rd party support that they're eventually moved to other consoles. There are many exceptions but also many similar cases; and its a little sad. Remember ZombiU haha.
Fantastic game. It's a shame that so many people never played it.
Yay... more ports to the Switch.... I can't contain my excitement...
That was 1 game I 100% thought could do with a Switch port. Why? Those 1 minute load screens. Amazing game otherwise.
They'll now be reduced to a tolerable level.
Well now... guess I don't need to get the Selects version. PC version, here I come.
It had a good run but sadly needed to be played by more people. Just fix the loading issue and it will rate even higher.
Great game horrible load times. Don't think this will sell to well considering its an old game.
It's weird to see that some games like this or Sonic 2017 have been confirmed for the Switch but almost every other AAA game has not been confirmed.
@hendie001 Man, it's a Lego game, they always sell well.
No way, I was just looking for a copy of this on eBay!
Pleased about this. The chance to play it without the Gamepad tricks, using Remote Play (on either Switch, PS4 or Xbox) and hopefully with better graphics and shorter loading times sounds good to me. Might even get to finish it. From what I played of it, it's very good.
Are the load times resolved by running from HDD (eshop version) than disc (boxed version)?
Are they gonna port all wii u games to the switch?
@riChchestM They are split in half on the download version, from what I've heard
@Boyoshi If Pokken Tournament ever came to the PS4 I would be hyped as ****!
It looks like a different game now?
I barely got any play time out of Lego City thanks to a lack of off-screen mode. At least with the Switch they'll have to make it work "off-screen".
This is my favorite Lego game, hopefully they make a follow up with Frank Honey getting a larger role.
Well said and I agree.. mostly.
I am no blind fanboy to be milked and like you said unless they bring something new of substance they are not getting my money.
But they are blind fanboys out there to be milked and Nintendo knows that. So I expect a lot of direct ports to the Switch.
@polivar4 Not going to happen bro. Pokken is own by Nintendo.
LCU is a fantastic game and I'm glad to see it hitting other platforms. The story is well written and funny, the pop culture references and the game play made it very special. It wont be the same without the gamepad features but will still be a great game.
I really enjoyed this game back when it came out on the Wii U. A really great, and fun little gem. I will pick this up on the Switch, will be really neat to have on the go!!
That's probably because it's also coming to Lego Dimensions. That's fine it should be played by more people, it's cool it is coming to the Switch
Here's hoping the game finally gets the love it deserves!
I really liked this game. Glad it'll get more chance at an audience now. Probably won't buy it again if it's a straight port, put if they add a little to it, I'd give it another go.
I already have the Selects version. If they only fix load times add nothing else, I will not double dip.
Nintendo published the first game for Wii U (and the 3DS version) so is it actually a remaster/port of the first game or a new game? I don't mind either way, just curious because Nintendo was the publisher on both Lego City Undercover games and seeing this go to other, non-Nintendo platforms is interesting.
Also, Super happy for a Switch version!
I'm excited to have it on Switch (I loved it, so I'll definitely rebuy it), but I'd be lying if I said that I'm disappointed that it's not going to remain a Nintendo exclusive.
According to PushSquare we should be salty. Iunno. Get this on Switch i guess.
I want to say that I am happy with this since this game happens to be my favorite Lego game of all time, but on the otherside of the plate it makes me feel weird that it is getting ported to other systems, not to mention that the game used the second screen in many helpful ways that even I was surprised how much it helped me throughout my playthrough. If I do happen to get this game, hopefully I can adapt to the lack of a second screen.
Oh well, at least more and more people can have access to it on more systems...
Hopefully the PS4 and Xbox versions don't run at 15-20fps like the Wii-U release
Am I the only person who's concerned that the Switch has no originality on its games lineup with only ports announced of games that people already own either on the WiiU or other consoles.
Wasn't this what happened with the WiiU at launch - ports of old multi platform titles, wii and cube games. Look where that went!
I won't be buying the Switch until I see some software that I don't already own on the WiiU (Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, Xenoblade for example) announced.
Poor XCWarrior, he fell into a coma from pure excitement.
RIP XCWarrior: Whenever you were born - 2016
"They say he never got to even play the switch"
It's a good game- the best Lego game on the Wii U and perhaps the best ever. Good to see it won't get lost to the history books.
As for the Switch, I'm currently taking bets on what won't be ported from the Wii U to it.
@Loui they're only $20 brand new at any store.
Sounds great. I just started it and love it so far. It's a really fun game.
Oh good... yet another remake for the 'Switch'.
Switch = Glorified Virtual Console at this point
I wonder how do we communicate with Ellie if without gamepad. If all custom parts are available (Not partial) for custom disguise, it would be Perfect (Because I really, really want custom the disguises with Boxing gloves and Six pack body). Anyway, will take a look first for Switch version, the difference with Wii U version.
This is a great game! I'm happy that the Wii U's excellent software legacy will not be lost! Lots of great games on the Wii U deserve to be played and this title is one of them.
While it stinks for us Wii U owners who played this game already let's not forget that this title is meant for those new to the system and who have yet to play it not us hardcore Wii U owners.
Also the new titles are coming we just need to be patient (till January at the least).
It is a good game, it will have better load times in switch and will be portable but will lose second screen so could be debated forever which is better. I will stick with Wii u version.
The game was surprisingly fun for what it is. Unfortunately it's also an example of an open-world game that feels kind of "empty" if you know what I mean. Not that much to do except for the massive amount of collectibles.
Not too surprising. After they announced it for Lego Dimensions, I figured it would be ported to other platforms.
Oh no... this is terrible somehow... bad news, doom, disaster.
I'm glad it's coming to Switch, but SOMEONE has to get the negative ball rolling.
It would only be good if Warner announced "lego city: undercover" coming for PS4, XBOX ONE and STEAM, and "lego city: undercover 2" coming to Nintendo Switch. As it is now... just another port... nothing more...
Can someone please announce/leak something new for the Switch? My hype is fading
@WilliamCalley The load times were annoying, but to be fair - the frame rate never got so bad that it disrupted gameplay and it mostly ran at or near 30, with drops to the levels you speak of (at least it certainly felt like it, and most review I read seemed to agree). It did struggle, but that had more to do with the programmers and it being an early game on the system, so I really I fully expect a smoother game. Hell... if this came out on the Wii U this last year, I think it would have run smoothly being a later generation game.
@Tsusasi To be fair, no point in letting good games go to waste if they have a chance of reaching a bigger audience. And whatever helps to minimize the potential droughts that often hit any new console gens.
But if it's new games you want to hear about, we're unfortunately not gonna hear about them until the January presentation. Until then it's gonna be rumors at worst and confirmed ports/remakes at best.
That's good, this game shouldn't have been Nintendo exclusive in the first place. Honestly I feel the only Nintendo exclusives should be first party titles or titles featuring first party characters.
But on a more important note, it's great that more people get to experience this game potentially without long load times.
Ah well, at least others will get to play it. I likely won't upgrade as I adore the gamepad integration. Even with the long load times. Hopefully it will sell well enough to get a sequel.
Well....at least XBONE/PS4/PC owners will finally see what they missed out but its a shame since it was a legit reason to pick up a Wii U back in the day.
Oh well, CeX do the Wii U version for £12. Might finally get round to picking it up....
It's pretty awesome that they held out on releasing it until now that the wii u is dead.
For Wii U there's death after death.
@Shiryu I got the wiiU LegoCity bundle.
I played it for about an hour, and approximately 59 minutes of that was spent watching various load screens.
That's as far as I've played it.
People keep telling me it's a great game.
I don't care!!!
Awesome, this will be the definitive version as the Wii u version had some really bad frame rate issues
I would actually consider repurchasing this game if it runs smoother. I loved the Wii-U version but the load times and slowdown got a bit annoying.
Rubbish it's the best Lego game by far and more enjoyable than a lot of GTA clones.
Spruce up the visuals a bit and seriously reduce the load times and I will have no problem switching over!
Great news. This little gem deserves to be played by way more people.
Plus, now I can resume dreaming of a sequel.
It's also what happened with PS4 and Xbox One at launch. Worked out okay for them.
@Jayenkai There are many excellent segments in the game's main plot and a lot of fun stuff to explore, it really is a shame about the loadings. Surely a thing of the past in the new cartridge/card storage Switch solution.
@Shiryu We can only hope!!
One of my question. If Lego City Undercover no longer Wii U exclusive, will it still have Mario reference (Mario hat, Invisibility Stars, Green Pipe, etc) on other machines, since Mario franchise can't appear on other consoles due to Nintendo licences ?
Well I guess this is why it's not backwards compatible, no money in that.
@Peach64 not sure thats totally true .. everyone i know that plays Lego games loves this game. My kids can't leave it alone. My only complaint was the long load times
Trading in the 2nd screen for faster loading, increased visual fidelity and some other improvements will be well worth it. :] Nice. I never actually completed this game on Wii U, but it's really a gem.
@Peach64 Or maybe posters now praising the game because it has come to their platform of choice.
Anyway, I'll have to finish the Wii U version first before I double dip (maybe on PC or Switch). Good to know it's finally getting a bigger audience as it's a very good game.
@Anti-Matter all that stuff will be removed for Sony and MS and PC version.
I would hope they leave the Nintendo extras from the WiiU version in the Switch version
Halfway thru LCU now. Yes, the load times are atrocious, but I've just accepted it and dig the music. I hate restarting every time in front of the police station more, really wish there were 2 others spread about.
But it's a great game. The graphics are better than Lego Dimensions which I also am playing on Wii U. I've played a lot of other Lego games and this may be the best, though I'm partial to Lego LotR.
I'll never get this to play on a single screen console, the Gamepad screen is integrated too well. I'd say the best of the 25 or so Wii U games I've played.
I'm glad that the people at TT Fusion will get a wider audience for their game, it's a lot of fun. If you like fun games I'm not sure you can do better than this on Wii U for $20. Pikmin 3 is better for $20, can't think of anything else.
And it may be $20 on other consoles, with better frame rate and resolution, but really, if you are going to play this, do it on the Gamepad.
I'm amazed it remained an exclusive for this long... thought they would have cashed in on the ports as soon as possible.
@Andrzej777 This may be highly likely as the Nintendo Switch represents a new audience for these games. . . and is also economically sensible to do so as less development costs.
IF Wii U only sold 13 million and Switch sells 40 million + then you have a 27 million potential customers who missed out not he chance to play those ( superb) games! Why let a fantastic game go to waste by not porting it to a fresh audience! Yay!
I haven't even reached 50 percent in the Wii U version yet, and I have spent nearly forty hours in it! I really love this game though. It is one of the few open world games besides The Elder Scrolls that I genuinely like. It's worth just about anybody's time, assuming you don't play a ton of Lego games. And even then, it is still pretty original in its own right.
Great game--and with remedied loading times, even better!
@therealgamer yeah I know but oh well. The WiiU is still about the same price as an xbox one and I refuse to pay more than 120.00 bucks for a WiiU.
Have not played it yet, will get it for Switch.
@SetupDisk I honestly didn't know that. I have only had Nintendo consoles from NES onwards.
I'm just a little tired of remasters and rereleases of older games especially which to be honest was a good portion of the WiiU library, especially as I already have the games on one of the other consoles and an upgrade in graphics doesn't change the fact that you've played the game to completion already.
I hope Switch will attract a bigger unique lineup as it gets closer to release.
Huh. I though the use it made of the Wii U gamepad was great. It was an early and fun example of what the gamepad second screen could bring to the table besides displaying maps or inventories (which still puzzles, and frustrates, me about Minecraft not using the stylus and screen to mimic a PC mouse)?
..I already have a Lego Switch underCover..
Whether you like the game or not is beside the point; this is one of the best LEGO video games out there. I just wish they would produce more like this without franchises.
Good to see more games confirmed for the Switch. Period. Not too excited about this port, but healthy shelves in stores will help push reluctant backers into the ecosystem. Nintendo needs to prove to gamers that there will be (A) a steadier flow of their first-party stuff, and (B) much more third-party support.
Nintendo needs people to see that there will be options when they go shopping for games on the Switch. If the Wii U was your only console, you'd have been more or less compelled to buy any good game that was released on the console, regardless of whether it was your particular cup of tea or not. It's nice to be able to choose from multiple solid releases of various styles - but that requires healthy sales to draw the publishers in.
I'm waiting on "Skyrim: Special Edition" because I'm excited about portable play AND I want to show Bethesda that there is a market for their open-world titles on the Switch (I certainly hope that's true).
7.8/10 too many ports
Fantastic game, my son and I absolutely love it. I completed it 100% on my save file! It won't be the same game without the GamePad as it made excellent use of it, but I'll be glad more people will get to enjoy it. I have The Chase Begins for my sons 2DS put away for Christmas.
If you're not a fan of this game, you're not a fan of joy.
That said, it was perfectly good time on the Wii U, and I have no interest in seeing it on anything else. I'd rather they just develop a sequel because I think we all need to delve a bit deeper into the life of Frank Honey.
Soooo...I'm not sure who I'm asking this, but well, I hope someone who's better informed than me can reply.
If this game was Wii U exclusive due to being published by Nintendo and is now coming to other consoles, does that mean Bayo 2 could do the same? Or are there differences in the way they were handled as exclusives?
For example, I know Bayo 2 was funded by Nintendo, though I don't know whether they did the same for LCU.
Really good game. No shame in more people playing this.....
I loved this game on the Wii U, but the loading times were the stuff of nightmares and a farce in the current generation. Hopefully a slicker experience on the ps4. I could care less about the gamepad functionality. It's one of those where it's a fun gimmick at first, but in this game didn't ultimately add much. A map and character/vehicle selection only would have done the job for me instead of all those phone calls.
Great game. Wonder what they'll do in place of the second screen as that was a great part of the game.
The load times hopefully will be reduced, but the music there was great!
Hopefully my friends who don't have a Wii U can now experience this game.
I'm sure someone has already said this...hopefully with the more powerful hardware, the terribly long load times will be gone!
I'm calling it now - Bayonetta 2 port for Switch incoming. I'm ok with all these ports. It's a crime that so many great titles have only been played by at most, 10 million. This will breathe new life into WiiU's software legacy.
It's worthy of a repurchase especially if they manage to shorten those load times.. We'll see, hopefully.
Oh I hope it gets a lot of original games too, it's just that is the trend nowadays. I am actually excited for a port of a pc only horror game coming to ps4 today. But that makes sense as I never had a way to play it before.
With these wii u ports I hope they add more because there was a LOT of absolutely pointless ports and "remasters" at the start of PS4/Xbox One that had nothing new added and a lot were full or close to new retail price.
Hell they still get released all the time but enough new games in the library make it less troublesome.
At least it looks like Mario Kart will have new things besides a graphics update.
@clvr im pretty sure this was just an exclusive mate. The others like bayonetta and devils third were helped with funding and this granted nintendo exclusive distribution and publishing rights. This will have been exclusive due to a deal, which has presumably been renegotiated or expired!?!
I was planning to pick up the Selects version of this on Wii U, and I probably still will, but it's good that the game's going to get a wider audience. It came out so long ago that I don't really see this as anything against the Wii U, it's more like a timed exclusive.
My favorite Lego game. Only complain i had was long loading times and bad framerate. Hopefully those will be fixed in ports.
Never played it on the Wii U, so I'll give it a chance on the Switch. But as a Wii U owner, I'm starting to doubt whether to grab the Switch in March/April due to all the ports or wait for the inevitable special edition that will come with Zelda.
I really love this game and I'm excited to try it again on Switch. I have nothing against what appears to be a high number of ports, as they have all been excellent games that are announced so far. And it is quite common too for games to span multiple generations. What excites me most is the though of the cream of WiiU titles being available so close to launch for Switch. over 8m copies of MK8 sold with an install base of just under 13m is incredible, but how many people haven't yet tried some triple A WiiU titles yet? Yes, I'd prefer a sequel but this is not bad news, in fact I welcome it.
At least it will run smoothly now 😂
Awesome! I did not expect this to actually happen! If they improve the loading times, this is hands-down a must buy!
Lol: Another AAA title on Switch!
Fun game but I don't see any need to buy it again, so I'll pass on it. XCX on the other hand, if true... I'm a Monolithsoft mark.
The only problem I had with the game was the load times. The game itself was great, and I don't particularly care much for the Lego games. I'd hazard a guess and say it's because this game wasn't so tied down to one particular license like many of the other Lego games have been.
If the rumor of game trade-ins from Wii U to Switch were to be true (either for full game or discount), then I'd probably "make the Switch".
@BensonUii I mentioned it there, how come this site can be cordial and openly discussing gaming as a whole, competition and all, despite being a Nintendo focus (Hell articles routinely mention other systems), and everyone gets on and discusses each system, their faults and benefits of each and their games, very openly, but over there you cant mention them. At all. Why? You wanna talk about a walled garden?
@BensonUii Thanks for visiting.
The only thing they care about is the money...
I'm in for getting it on the Switch and PS4 as well! The only thing is, the Wii U version had a lot of nintendo references in it...will they be taken out of the PS4 and XBONE versions, will they be kept in those versions, or will they only be in the Switch versions? Also, I really hope the loading times get taken away. I remember Crash bandicoot 4...horrible load times on PS2, not that bad on XBOX and barely any on Gamecube.
@get2sammyb Do you know if the nintendo references will be in the Switch, PS4 or XBONE versions, or will they just be in Switch, or vice versa???
Honestly surprised about this given Nintendo published the game, and must have also funded it in some way. I'm guessing WB gave them a good deal on something.
It's a really good game. I'm happy more people are going to get to play it. Though this seems like a reoccurring thing whenever it comes to these third party exclusive games on any platform anymore. They are running a business and they need to make money, and the Wii U really isn't a money maker of a machine.
Hopefully better frame rates and load times will come with these ports.
Sweet! I never did get this one. I rented it once but had disc read issues and never gave it another chance. Steam version for me unless they add in 2 player.
Never played it. For some reason, the idea of a 38-year-old bloke playing a game based on Lego seems a bit wierd.
Boots up Mario Kart 8, plays as Toad on a Teddy quad
@clvr Nintendo was involved in LCU, but not quite to the same extent as Bayo 2. Nintendo funded, published, and owns the copyright and code for Bayo 2. They own the game completely, and would have to give permission for it to come to another platform, including the Switch.
I was going to download it next month, but maybe now I'll hold off on that.
If they fix the god awful load times,i'm down with this port.
@hendie001 It has VA and a different story. Lego games don't change that much. Batman 2 feels very similar to Batman 3 eg.
Gee, what did you guys think about the load times?! XD
But for real, I just downloaded this last week once I realized that it had finally hit the eShop. I guess that was part of the Selects branding? Because it certainly was not on there for a very long time.
@IceClimbers Too be honest I would not be surprised to see Nintendo buy the Bayonetta IP from Sega in general after the success of Bayonetta 2 and her inclusion in Smash. But only time will tell there.
Starting to sound like more and more I can skip the first year of the Switch (at least a Nintendo software goes) as I will already own the majority of the games.
@Peach64 It was super game and nothing to do with not having loads of games.
PS4, Xbone and Steam all got registered. Sorry, Switch, you're only worth a normal trademark.
No gamepad support, no purchase
@rjejr "the Gamepad screen is integrated too well. I'd say the best of the 25 or so Wii U games I've played."
Hear hear. Well, I guess technically I like Mario Maker's gamepad usage better, but LCU was the one that surprised me the most in how well implemented it is.
Good game for the other platforms too check it out and i may get it on the NS even tho i have it on the Wii U i haven't got round too playing it yet it's on the backlog list.
I never bought it and I'm not going to. I looked at gameplay videos on YouTube and it's not for me. It's not the kind of game I'm looking for.
I'm not buying a Switch to play Wii u ports. I know Nintendo have the capability to make great games but they are few and far between. I think I'll wait 4 years and maybe get a Switch then.
It seems like so many ports are heading to Switch. For those of us that played these games on Wii U, what reason will there be to buy them again? I'll be waiting for the NEW games.
By the way, Lego City Undercover on Wii U is fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed it... but I won't buy it a second time.
Lecturing the "fanboys" like always, huh?
It's not like people don't own any other platforms to play those open world games on.
I hope the view from your high horse is great, because the fall will be painful.
ports are fine, new games will be sweeter. Roll on Jan 12th
Um.. Why does everybody just assume this is a port? It looks like a sequel to me from Warner Bros.'s post: Lego City Undercover: Join the Chase
@leo13 Yeah, but I'm avoiding having any 'selects' range in my collection.
@electrolite77 Gamepad is what made it stand out it was well implemented and a testament to game specifically designed for wii u that was done proper.Load times were not that bad.I finished the game.As said on comments hear I shall not buy again.Unless it has lot DLC because of Gamepad it took lot of screen and was superb
@SheldonRandoms Yes it's the only Lego game That dozy sidekick copper was funny
@gaby_gabito power has got nothing to do with it its Disk drive that can givr you loading times.Cartridge that's where it's at.
So I'm guessing the PS4 and XBone version will have the Mario references removed?
@roboshort It's been confirmed as a port in the Twitter announcement thread.
Hm... Join the Chase. When i saw Chase police outfits, it look quite different. If sequel, what will gonna happen ? Another new enemies or Rex escaped again ?
I remember reading that it was one of the best idea of the Gamepad before I played it so the end result was me thinking 'if this is as good as using the Pad gets, we may as well forget it. Personally, and it's just my opinion, I didn't think it added much that was essential and the lack of Off TV play meant I played it less than other games.
This is great news! I sold my Wii U a while back and miss this one. Now, if only they'd get Lego Dimensions on Steam...
@Loui Okay. That is a little disappointing as I was hoping for something new. But I guess I should have expected it. Warner Bros has milked Lego franchise to death.
@Anti-Matter It has been confirmed to just be a remaster by Warner Bros.
Had loads of fun with this game, I'm glad other gamers will be able to play it.
It's a great game and it's the only LEGO game that I completed 100%.
My daughter really enjoyed creating traffic jams.
@Iggy-Koopa 42 > 38!
Sorry @Peach64 this game was, and still is, awesome. Doesn't matter whether it goes to another platform or not.
@ULTRA-64 @IceClimbers thanks for the replies
Not a bad game at all to join the Switch library! One and PS4 ports good news as well!!
Nintendo fans have largely been living in a bubble these past 10 years, so I'm going to shed some light on the reality of modern gaming.
Ports are now commonplace from generation to generation. It's not only commonplace, it's demanded. Without backwards compatibility people want the chance to play every single great game they can, including games missed from not owning the previous console (or owning it but skipping the game). This is evidenced by the consistently high sales of remastered and ported games.
Furthermore, developers need to port across generations. Exclusives are going the way of the dodo. With high development costs ever increasing, they can't afford to only release a game on one generation of systems, much less just one system.
In the post-HD era we live in, more and more games will never die. They are continually ported and remastered to the newest, latest and greatest, perpetually generating income across platforms and across generational gaps. This is the world we live in now.
So the question posed is this: is it better to have 10 new games, or 10 new games plus 10 remasters? You're getting the most bang for your buck when they port all the best titles from the last system or the last generation to the new console you just bought. It's like an all stars club of all the best titles, remastered and remade with polish and shine, keeping the games current and up-to-date.
PS4, Xbox One and Switch will all see far more remasters than any console ever has from generations prior. Because ever since the 7th gen, games have reached a point where all they need is a new coat of paint and more horsepower to keep them up to date with current releases. This low cost of porting coupled with the high cost of development is exactly why this trend will only continue to rise.
People just need to accept it. You're going to get a lot of ports on whatever console you buy. Be thankful for it. It means all your favorite games can come with you as opposed to being left a forgotten relic of the past.
@JaxonH Totally agree. The fact that Switch is joining this behavior is a good sign and with the library of excellent Wii U games that so many didn't play the Switch has more reasons than most to participate.
@rjejr Glad you are liking the game so much. I really enjoyed how it was an original property with the homages as sort of guest spots rather than basing the whole game on one property like the other LEGO games do. Plus, there's the usual silly sense of humor but now a bit in the direction of Naked Gun.
I'm very happy to see it continue its life, now, as I felt like TT Games really stepped it up and put passion into this game and it had such a small audience. Now it can build on this game. (Plus, the platform it was on is officially dead so who can complain about exclusivity with a straight face, really.)
Hopefully, the replacements for the GamePad portions are clever on the other platforms and one addition besides speedier load times that would get me to consider buying it: co-op play. One can hope.
One more game I didn't get on Wii U which I might get on Switch when it comes out. I tried it on Wii U, liked what I tried, it's just the sluggish load times that put me off, just like they put me off of so many wii u titles. With cartridges though, that should no longer be a problem. I might be in the minority but I'm glad they re-release so many Wii U titles on Switch, because I missed out on a lot of them for lack of funds. Xenoblade, Smash, Splatoon, Super Mario Maker... All games that I didn't buy on Wii U and which when they do come back on Switch, I'll be glad I missed out on the first time around because I'll get to own the superior versions thereof.
Just one note to everyone: cartridges/game-cards do not mean that load times simply go away. They are not magic. Part of the reason it used to be instant in older consoles is because games were so small.
It might help and maybe even should help in a notable way, but there are still bandwidth issues in transporting data to RAM and other work that is done by CPU and GPU and streaming of data that keeps load times significant.
Lego City Undercover had optimization issues causing load time issues because I'm guessing it was rushed to be in the launch window (which Wii U desperately needed!).
man, this really goes back in time and takes away some of the enjoyment i had with the game a couple of years ago.
Read this excerpt from just 3 posts above this one from @Kafei2006
"but I'm glad they re-release so many Wii U titles on Switch, because I missed out on a lot of them for lack of funds. Xenoblade, Smash, Splatoon, Super Mario Maker... All games that I didn't buy on Wii U and which when they do come back on Switch, I'll be glad I missed out on the first time around because I'll get to own the superior versions thereof"
This is a perfect example.
13.4 million people bought a Wii U. Yet only 1 million bought Xenoblade X. That's 12.4 million Wii U owners who didn't buy it, for whatever reason. And most of those people are going to buy a Switch. Which means the game can be repackaged and reserved to the exact same group of gamers and sell another million, maybe even two. Not to mention the people who did buy it but want a remastered portable version, and the newcomers who just didn't own a Wii U.
LEGO City Undercover on Switch? Portability and no more need for a TV?! YES!!!
Missed opportunity to make a new entry. I just hope that this isn't a recurring trend where most of the releases are just rehashes and re-releases. It's trending to be that way though. Yeah, I get that people didn't play the Wii U all that much, but for the 13 million people who owned the console, a lot of these experiences are years old.
@Jayvir Better to fill game droughts with ports of games that are actually good rather than fill it with shovelware. More ports doesn't mean that development of new games will slow down. The opposite might actually be the case, since they don't have to rush nearly as much to pump out new games in between droughts. They just have to polish them up a bit, maybe add some new content, and boom, a game that people will actually play, rather than some garbage game that no one wants or cares about. It sucks for the people who bought it on the previous system, but that's just the way it is. We could all sit around and wait for games to show up on the next system, but if everyone did that, no one would ever play video games.
Good to see this game being rebuilt elsewhere, brick by brick!
@feelinsupersonic I don't get that logic. How does it take away some of your enjoyment?
Really surprising considering Nintendo was the publisher and funder of the original game.
But it's great, the best Lego game gets another chance at life and all gamers get to experience it. I'm really excited that it's coming out on PC and Switch.
I hope they fix everything that was nagged about in the original game. They will have to remove all the gamepad related activities however which is sad. But something gotta go in order for the ports to work.
But honestly, I was hoping for Lego City Undercover 2 hitting Switch more than just porting the old game. This series definitely has earned that it should get a third game as a sequel.
Bayonetta 2 is next. People insisted that this game could not be ported to other systems but it is. SEGA's Wii U games were all timed exclusives just like Ubisoft with Zombi U. Sonic Boom is certainly a timed exclusive as well but there's no money to be made by porting it.
Don't quite know how I feel about this. Finally started playing through this a few weeks ago, finished the story mode and now about 40% in. Wanting this to be one of the games that held me over to the new Switch. Well, haven't played Skyrim yet, and rumor is that is a launch game too.
@Kolzig I'm surprised too since i also thought Nintendo published and payed for it. It has a fair bit of Nintendo references too. Great news it's coming to Switch, it is an excellent game after all, but it is a little sad for Nintendo that it's no longer exclusive to them.
Actually one of the games i planned to get when it came out, but never got around to buying (barely use my WiiU as it is outside Hyrule Warriors and Xenoblade) ill make sure to grab it for the Switch this time around.
Sweet, was gonna get this on the Wii U, since I missed out on it, but now, I think I'll wait until this Switch port comes out before getting it. Hopefully, they'll fix the load times.
@aaronsullivan "co-op play"
That's the main reason I didn't get LCU until now. Well that and price - every Lego game hit's $19.99 6 month after release, this 1 took 3 years for a non-licensed single player game. That never made any sense to me, only Nintendo Logic.
To make up for the lack of co-op I've been playing thru the story every night from 8-9PM while my son and wife watch. Younger son was watching for awhile but I'm not as good at "let's play's" as his Youtubers. After that I mess about rescuing pigs w/ my flying chicken.
And everything done on the Gamepad can be done on screen w/ a pause menu, but I really like having that interactive map. The skype vids will probably just show up on the TV screen, they'll be fine. Zelda U isn't going to be the same w/o it. They can do what they want in the Switch version, but they really should have left the interactive map on the U, it was highlight of the 2nd time they showed the game. Oh well.
@ricklongo OK, you got me on Super Mario Maker. And from what I've read ZombiU probably used it better as well, but I don't play FPS or games that have zombies in them. I do like the variety of uses in LCU - vid-calls, interactive map, shopping, vehicle color selection, listening. SMM is kind of a 1 trick pony. It's great for what it is, but I don't think it has the variety of uses. I couldn't even play Kirby's Rainbow Curse, looking only at the Gamepad and drawing didn't work nearly as well as it should have for me. I think I only played up to the beginning of world 2 - disappearing clouds. Don't think Yoshi Wooly World used the Gamepad screen at all, but I really enjoyed that one, so it wasn't just Kirby being a 2D side scroller I didn't like.
The why of the matter irrelevant. Doesnt matter why they're doing it.
And you don't have to approve either. But you do need to understand why ports aren't going away. Which I just explained. And it's time to accept it because it's standard now across the board.
It's like the sun being hot. You can complain til your voice gives out, still won't cool the hot summers down. Or you can accept this is the way things are, and get over it. Maybe even enjoy a nice tan and make the most of it.
I'll tell you what I can't be bothered to do, is read that 60 page novel you just wrote.
You may as well find someone else to blabber to cause I don't have the time or patience. You may not like the truth, but that changes nothing.
My original post stands. And nothing you can say changes any of it.
Hate to be so curt, but you'll sit here and argue for 3 days straight and manage to say absolutely nothing the whole time. And I just don't have the energy to deal with people like that. Where anything that doesn't fit into their unfounded ideology they reject absolutely without logic or reason, or giving thought to any other perspective. Rather than sharing an opposing view with an open mind, willing to admit when something makes sense, they just mindlessly reject anything and everything they don't want to be true, regardless of how logical it us.
"Stop pretending as if the length of the post is the problem"
You're absolutely right. It's who posted it that's the problem.
Of course not. I resort to honesty, sorry if that's too much to handle
Listen to me. You've responded back like 5 times now. Case and point, I don't have time for this nonsense.
You argue and argue and argue, and absolutely must get the last word in.
Agree with my statement or don't, but I don't have the energy for a back and forth that will lead absolutely nowhere as you respond with 5 paragraph letterz
shut up already
Sure! Its fully understandable. However, its also another point why wii u owners get screwed. First you invest into a console which nintendo didnt seem to bother with too much, and couldnt care less about any long term commitment. I mean we only got paper mario this christmas and botw seems to be the last game so apparently nothing new next christmas. Second, in order to get new games to play we have to move on to the switch and thats where those ports become a little bit annoying.
Anyway I am not going to get the switch before christmas...
@james_squared Hey, I play games that have a pink, soul-eating ball as it's main protagonist lol! But...... I just can't get 'round the whole 'Lego' thing. I haven't a clue why.
While I admit that tweet is unclear, if you're using that as your only source (I haven't found anything else on it either), then I would say it looks like it's going to be a sequel, not a port/remake.
Loved this on Wii U. Other than load screens this game was awesome! Honestly other than Co op, this game is actually gonna be a downgrade without the second screen and cost 3 times as much. Oh well. At least it will probably get s sequel now.
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