In amongst The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle there’s also another launching for Europe. Though not as exciting as the Zelda bundle with the special Hylian design embossed on the GamePad, LEGO City Undercover will launch in combination with a Wii U premium on October 18. Nintendo previously bundled the LEGO City Undercover title with a limited edition figurine of Chase McCain, but there’s been no word on whether it will be included in the new bundle. It’s reportedly priced at £249.99, the same as the Zelda Wii U bundle.
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon remains the best-selling Nintendo 3DS title this week as it remains at number five in the UK individual formats charts. Wii U exclusive LEGO City: Undercover didn’t fare quite as well as it slipped from number twenty-five to number thirty-five this week. Bioshock Infinite remains the best-selling game in the United Kingdom. You can view the entire charts, right here.
Both Luigi’s Mansion 2 and LEGO City Undercover have entered the UK individual-format top ten chart. Luigi’s Mansion 2 for the Nintendo 3DS took fifth place in the individual-format charts, behind Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War: Judgement and Tomb Raider. LEGO City Undercover, which is exclusive to Wii U, arrived in the UK individual-formats chart at number eight. Not a bad week for Nintendo related titles. You can view the entire chart right here.
LEGO City Undercover released today in North America. The open world game launched in digital form via the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and in physical form via retailers. The digital version of the game was initially priced at $59.99, leading consumers to wonder why it was priced higher than the physical version, which retails for $49.99 USD. Fortunately, the price of the digital version has since been fixed to $49.99. If you downloaded the game while it was priced at $59.99, contact Nintendo’s customer service to refund your $10.
I’ve received a number of emails this afternoon from disgruntled people who pre-ordered a copy of LEGO City: Undercover which was meant to be released today in North America. Several people who contacted GameStop have been told that the game won’t be in stock until Wednesday, March 20th. It’s thought that a shipping error is to blame. Did you get your copy of LEGO City: Undercover today?
The digital version of LEGO City Undercover requires a whopping 22GB of space, according to reports. Of course, if you own a Wii U Basic Set, which has approximately 3GB available for data storage and downloads, you need an external hard drive to download the game. If you are a Wii U Deluxe Set owner and want to download the game, you may also want to invest in an external hard drive, as that bundle has about 25GB for data storage and downloads, which means you’ll have approximately 3GB of memory after downloading LEGO City Undercover.
If you’re looking to purchase LEGO City Undercover from the Wii U eShop then you should be warned that you may need an external hard drive. The Wii U eShop listing for the game says: “An external hard drive is required to download this software.” The listing doesn’t state whether this is just for the 8GB Basic Package, or for the 32GB Premium Package.
Nintendo has released the fourth LEGO City Undercover webisode, in which characters from the upcoming Wii U sandbox-style game are introduced. In the latest episode, Ellie Phillips is introduced as being main character Chase McCain’s co-worker. Throughout the game, Ellie’s task is to help Chase navigate around Lego City. LEGO City Undercover launches in North America on March 18th, and in Europe and Australia on the 28th of the same month.
Respected gaming publication EDGE has awarded the forthcoming Wii U exclusive, Lego City Undercover, a disappointing five out of ten. The latest edition of the magazine also gave Luigi’s Mansion 2 for the Nintendo 3DS a respectable eight out of ten. Castlevania Lords of Shadow – Mirror of fate was also reviewed and was awarded seven out of ten. Sadly, there isn’t any excerpts from the reviews.
Game Informer has published its review of LEGO City Undercover, which releases later this month exclusively for Wii U. The publication awarded the open world video game with an 8.5 out of 10. The reviewer, Game Informer’s Jeff Cork, said the game is ‘one of the funniest games he’s played in a while,’ and that its replay value is ‘moderately high.’ Cork also said that while platforming in the game is a weak spot, the developer did a great job of incorporating the Wii U GamePad. Feel free to read an excerpt from the review below.
It isn’t perfect, but I can’t think of another Wii U game that I’d recommend more than Lego City Undercover. It’s the most interesting and highly polished game in TT Games’ large repertoire, and it fills an important game gap. Now kids (and their parents) can tool around in a big town where people smile even as you almost run them over in an ice-cream truck.
-Game Informer’s Jeff Cork