LEGO City Undercover from the interactive entertainment company Nintendo is stated to be the first and only LEGO video game that will take full advantage of the second-screen game play of the Wii U GamePad controller.
Launched exclusively for Wii U, LEGO City Undercover is a one-of-a-kind experience that will appeal to the entire family, believes Nintendo.
“LEGO video games are known for their broad appeal, and this Wii U-exclusive game adds new dimensions to the franchise,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Kids and adults will enjoy playing the game, and mom and dad might even keep playing after the kids go to sleep.”
In LEGO City Undercover, players assume the identity of undercover detective Chase McCain as he explores the open world of LEGO City in pursuit of criminal mastermind Rex Fury.
The Wii U GamePad controller is represented in-game as a state-of-the-art gadget used by Chase and the other members of the LEGO City Police Department.
With it, players can communicate with police dispatcher Ellie Phillips, access the world map or place waypoints using the touch screen. Players can also use the GamePad to scan the environment to locate hidden clues or even listen in on criminals.
As Chase makes his way through the city in his quest to bring down Rex Fury, he will collect multiple undercover disguises. These disguises possess unique abilities that will help Chase access new locations and solve puzzles.
According to Nintendo, Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.