Over the last few years, there have been several games based around various fictional universes, but with everything made from Legos. Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars, and Lego Harry Potter have all been released with good sales and seem to be well-received by fans. They still haven’t made a Lego Kung Pow, but I’m still hoping.
In any case, the Lego video game brand is now strong, and a pair of new games hope to further capture the attention and hearts of children and children-like adults worldwide. Of course I’m talking about the Lego City: Undercover games for Wii U and 3DS.
During Thursday’s Nintendo Direct, trailers were shown for both versions. The 3DS version takes place before the events of the Wii U version, but the gameplay for both is largely the same. First, a trailer for the Wii U version.
As you can see, the game in an open-world adventure. It’s also quite funny. Not as funny as me, but honestly, who is, right?* As you can also see (below), the 3DS version has the same gameplay with a different story.
They look pretty great, right? It’s basically Grand Theft Auto. But everything is made out of Legos. And there’s less hooker murdering. Some hooker murdering, just less.
This is just one prime example of how great 2013 is shaping out to be for Nintendo lovers like me and you. The Wii U game launches March 18th, and its 3DS counterpart launches April 21st. Go buy them, you stinking weirdo!