'LEGO City Undercover' News & Update: 'LEGO City Undercover' Coming To Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & Nintendo Switch In 2017

By Arah TJ , Updated Nov 24, 2016 10:09 PM EST
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Great news to LEGO fans, the formerly Wii U exclusive "LEGO City Undercover" is on its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this coming 2017. This move resurrect a title that was tied in to the ill-fated Wii U.

This multi-platform release was announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment over Twitter with the message, "Join the chase! LEGO CITY Undercover is looking for new recruits on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and STEAM in Spring 2017." The premise of the game seems to feel like "Grand Theft Auto", but swapping out everything with LEGOs.

"LEGO City Undercover" was originally released for the Wii U back in 2013 and is based on the LEGO City brand rather than a variety of game licenses, film or comic, and puts you in the shoes of the protagonist Chase McCain. McCain is an undercover detective whose main goal is to bring down crime boss Rex Fury. The game has all the workings of a standard sandbox title, with McCain able to commandeer over 100 different vehicles, which helps him travel blocky world. He can also wera disguises that provide him unique abilities.

With "LEGO City Undercover" being exclusive, the Wii U version has full integration with the GamePad's touch screen. With it, players are able to scan their environment for hidden clues. Players can also receive place waypoints and mission updates through the use of the touch screen. How this feature will be integrated into the other consoles next year remains a mystery. But they have the option of integrating into the UI or simply remove the feature.

According to PC Gamer, omitted from Warner Bros' announcement, the LEGO Group has since clarified on Twitter (via PlayStationLifestyle) that the multi-platform versions of "LEGO City Undercover" will be remasters rather than ports, so hopefully the game has improved performance and loading times come spring next year.

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