With Rayman Legends going multi-platform I’m sure more than a few Wii U owners have been wondering if any other exclusive Wii U games would make the jump to Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. One candidate for making that jump has been Lego City: Undercover.
While there is another Lego City game coming out for 3DS in April it isn’t nearly as big in terms of scale as the Wii U installment and it has dramatically different functionality. The Wii U Game Pad controller really makes Lego City stand out on Nintendo’s home console.
Since Lego games have a tendency to release on as many platforms under the sun as possible you wouldn’t be shocked if someone told you Lego City: Undercover would some day not be exclusive to the Wii U. But the developers don’t feel that way and it appears Lego City won’t be leaving the Wii U anytime soon, at least not in its current form.
TT Games Executive Producer Loz Doyle recently stated in an interview why Lego City: Undercover will probably stay a Wii U exclusive for the near future:
The game is just so built up around the GamePad, that you just can’t imagine it being on any other console. We’d always wanted to work exclusively with Nintendo on a game, and this one just fit in perfectly with the new console.
Since Sony isn’t using a real touch-screen in their PS4 controller like some thought I don’t think we’ll see as many Wii U exclusives leave the console as you might think. Lego City: Undercover appears to use the Wii U Game Pad in unique ways.
This logic might apply to Zombi U as well. Some PS3/360 players have been hoping for a port of Ubisoft’s tremendous survival/horror game but the Wii U Game Pad functionality would really cripple key aspects of that game too.
For now it looks like you’ll have to buy a Wii U to play Lego City: Undercover.