4th April 2013 – With the Wii U exclusive LEGO CITY Undercover
- launched last week - bringing the adventures of legendary cop Chase McCain to homes across Europe, it’s time for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL console owners to get a piece of the crime-fighting action in LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins. Released on 26th April 2013 as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, experience Chase McCain’s modest beginnings as a rookie cop, fresh out of the police academy, and ready to dive headlong into the criminal underbelly of LEGO CITY.
Developed by TT Games, LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins is set two years before the events of LEGO CITY Undercover on Wii U, and charts the rise of Chase McCain as he gradually earns his revered status within the LEGO CITY Police Department (LCPD), headed up by Chief Gleeson and Deputy Dunby. Progressing from the humble beginnings of solving petty crimes to infiltrating the meanest gangs on the streets of LEGO CITY, Chase McCain soon encounters one gang headed up by a muscular crook who the rookie will come to know well throughout his career – Rex Fury!
As an emerging undercover investigator learning the art of disguise, Chase McCain will need to adopt a variety of disguises – including a fireman, a robber, a construction worker and a miner - in order to blend into his surroundings. With this in mind, and beginning the week after the launch of the game, Nintendo of Europe will be releasing unlock codes for extra Chase McCain costumes on its Nintendo 3DS Facebook and Twitter accounts, including a mime artist and a zombie, to ensure Chase can remain anonymous wherever he goes! In addition, within the game you have the chance to collect over 70 minifigures that are assigned to the different disguise categories, opening up the possibility to play as some of the more unusual characters of LEGO CITY.
As part of the post-launch offering, Nintendo of Europe will also be releasing on social media an unlock code for a very handy vehicle to call upon when criminals are making a hasty retreat. Once unlocked, vehicles are available at Vehicle Call-in Points located around LEGO CITY, but for Chase a set of wheels is never far away, with over 50 different vehicles available to commandeer. Pesky criminals are not even safe whilst airborne or at sea, as speedboats and helicopters will become available as the storyline unfolds.
For the launch of the recent LEGO CITY Undercover on Wii U, Nintendo of Europe launched a series of webisodes on its YouTube channels for fans to get acquainted with the key players in the plot to fight – and commit, in the case of Rex Fury and other villains - crime in LEGO CITY. With LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins acting as a prequel to this tale, Nintendo will be releasing another series of webisodes for all Nintendo 3DS owners to check out what lies in store in this earlier chapter of the LEGO CITY saga.
It’s time for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL console owners to get a piece of LEGO CITY action when LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins launches across Europe on 26th April. Meanwhile, for all Wii U owners, don’t forget you can already do some investigative police work from the comfort of your sofa in LEGO CITY Undercover, out now and available as a standalone game or in a limited-edition software bundle with a Chase McCain minifigure.
For further details:
LEGO CITY Undercover website http://www.nintendo.co.uk/legocityundercover
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK
Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk
Wii U (UK) on Facebook http://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
- ENDS –About Nintendo 3DS:
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.www.nintendo3ds.co.ukAbout Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 651 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.