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Lego City: Undercover would lose something on other platforms according to producer

Typically LEGO games launch on every major platform, but the one exception we’re seeing to this is Lego City: Undercover, which is a Wii U exclusive. The game is being published by Nintendo, but there’s more to it than that as for why the game is a platform exclusive. In an interview with ONM.co.uk, producer Loz Doyle stated that the game would definitely lose something if it were ever ported to other platforms.

“Lego City: Undercover would definitely lose something on other platforms. Chase is actually given a LEGO version of the GamePad as his Police Communicator, so it’s really woven into the story. We started with a massive array of ideas [for the GamePad] but in the end we focused on it being a police device. The map is really useful to have on at all times rather than in a small corner of the screen, plus you receive video calls from different characters.”

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  • RyuNoHadouken

    nice implementation of the gamepad…now, watch Sony and MS come out with similar controllers for their next consoles especially since im sure theyve read this developers comments as well….they dont wanna let the big N get too many exclusives due to the gamepad….im sure this game will sell like hotcakes…day one purchase for my household for sure!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      Actually Microsoft’s next console is now being rumored to just be a tablet with a Hub and the controller is going to be using Virtual Controls and will be called the “X-Surface” while the Hub itself is being called the “Xbox”… yep just the Xbox… no joke 

      • Retro Cool

        If this is true, that just sounds downright ridiculous.  Virtual Controls are absolutely just poopy in many ways.  I dislike VCs.  They do not feel proper (to me) on phones or tablets, why do they think this will work?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

          Well from a lot of sources it seems like its becoming true… Microsoft just needs to quit consoles altogether and focus on Windows because it needs it. 

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/MWSRVJRT5NLYBUBHXDKQKJ4V24 Jay

            Microsoft broke everything. I dont care anymore.

      • MujuraNoKamen

         You mean you’ll have a screen with only virtual buttons on like in I-pad games? how the hell would you play CoD without bumpers and triggers? I heard the “720″ would be based around an improved Kinect – so there’ll surely be loads of great games… NOT!!!

        • Destructonator 101

          It will be a highly improved Kinect, so Kinect will go from a pile of shit to a smaller pile of shit. The Wii U is like cupcakes. Mmmmmmm. Oh, and then Microsoft will do the surface thing, which will be like maccas. Looks great,until taste it and realise there is a pile of shit inside that too.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

          HA! Improved Kinect my ass, the eyetoy was more advanced than that piece of crap

      • AKT4

        I have no clue where you got that from, haven’t seen any rumors about something like that. Don’t spread misinformation please, about any console.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

          Actually it was up on Yahoo News which sadly they took it down which gives some evidence that this could be and most likely true 

        • Justin Gray

          “I have no clue where you got that from, haven’t seen any rumors about
          something like that. Don’t spread misinformation please, about any
          console.”

          Do a Google search. Lots of stories like this from major news outlets.

          “It seems that Microsoft believes Nintendo
          is on to something with the Wii U’s touchscreen controller, according
          to a new report from Xbox World magazine. The magazine claims that
          Microsoft’s next Xbox will feature a touchscreen controller, much like
          the Wii U, although less bulky and more along the lines of the
          PlayStation Vita’s form-factor.”

          -A quote from one article.
          This
          is nothing new: Nintendo develops revolutionary game interface, the
          competition labels it as gimmicky, then the competition copies said
          “gimmick” when it outsells them for a couple years.
          Do a Google search. Lots of stories like this from major news outlets.

          “It seems that Microsoft believes Nintendo
          is on to something with the Wii U’s touchscreen controller, according
          to a new report from Xbox World magazine. The magazine claims that
          Microsoft’s next Xbox will feature a touchscreen controller, much like
          the Wii U, although less bulky and more along the lines of the
          PlayStation Vita’s form-factor.” -A quote from one article. This is nothing new: Nintendo develops revolutionary game interface, the competition labels it as gimmicky, then the competition copies said “gimmick” when it outsells them for a couple years.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I’m more excited for this than i ever have been for a lego game in my life

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      Lego Lord of the Rings and Lego Batman 2 where pretty good =3 

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        They were, but they were just another game based on a movie. If anyone here remembers lego island 2, THAT was a great game, and entirely made by Lego. No movie help. I hope they do something similar here :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

          Lego Batman was made after the comics, was it not? 

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I suppose so, but they keep cashing in on major franchises is my point

        • the turth

          wow. you all must be about 12 years old on this website. Lego Lord of the Rings is based off of a serious of books by tolkien. batman is a comic book created by bob kane and bill finger…

          go back and watch your icarly and hannah montana already…

          • Linskarmo

             I believe the Lego LOTR game is more based on the movies, and it uses speech directly from them.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I realize that LOTR are books… I’ve read them. Hipster

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    I can’t wait for this game x3 I may sound like a big kid but Lego is freaking awesome!! 

  • Linskarmo

    Isn’t it also on the 3DS? Still a Nintendo exclusive, but I don’t remember them dropping that.
    I’m very excited for this game! It’s shaping up nicely.

    • Sidney Majurie

      yea its on 3DS too. wonder if there id some kind of cross game features…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      The 3DS version is going to be a prequel of sorts to the Wii U game.

      • Linskarmo

         I hadn’t heard that. That would definitely be interesting.

  • InterTripleteWorldChampion

    This is why Wii U is ALREADY next gen… A console is first of all its games, the gameplay and game experience they can provide. Not only power of CPU, framerate, bandwidth, and so on… This is the difference between Nintendo and the rest of the world.

  • Tecpedz94

    Release date is wrong, its not releasing in 2012 we past that date.