New LEGO® City Adventure for Wii U Sends Players Undercover

  New LEGO® City Adventure for Wii U Sends Players Undercover

You Have the Right to Remain Entertained! Use the Wii U GamePad Controller to
 Scan for Clues, Track Criminals and Navigate a Massive Open World in LEGO^®
                               City Undercover

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- March 18, 2013

The LEGO video games have a history of entertaining people of all ages with
their fun game play, unique style and universal humor. LEGO City Undercover
stays true to this winning formula, but is the first and only LEGO game to
also take full advantage of the revolutionary second-screen game play of the
Wii U GamePad controller. Launching today exclusively for Wii U^™, LEGO City
Undercover is a one-of-a-kind experience that will appeal to the entire
family.

LEGO City Undercover Box Art (Photo: Business Wire)

LEGO City Undercover Box Art (Photo: Business Wire)

“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.

Featuring the same lighthearted sense of humor that LEGO video games are known
for, LEGO City Undercover is a hilarious take on hard-boiled detective
stories, and its humor can be appreciated on multiple levels by both kids and
their parents.

LEGO City Undercover is the first LEGO video game to be based on the real-life
LEGO City play sets, one of the best-selling, most popular LEGO themes around
the globe. Not only will players encounter familiar play sets while playing,
but the game also features a large cast of fully voiced characters with their
own distinct personalities. Players can also explore original locations and
jump into more than 100 vehicles, including sports cars, motorcycles and even
a selection of aircraft.

In addition to the Wii U game, a LEGO City building set designed to complement
the game is now available in stores. The High Speed Chase set includes three
minifigures: Chase McCain, a burglar and a police officer with handcuffs, plus
an assortment of vehicles and accessories to build. As an added bonus, each
set contains a unique code that players can enter to unlock these same
vehicles and some special missions in the LEGO City Undercover game.

For more information about LEGO City Undercover, visit
http://legocityu.nintendo.com.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the
content their children can access. For more information about this and other
features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

About 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, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families 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, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
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 America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group. All
rights reserved. Used with permission.

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