April 26th will see the launch of LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins on 3DS, and the release of some special unlock codes for the game across Nintendo of Europe social media.
Developed by TT Games, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins is set two years before the events of LEGO City Undercover on Wii U, and charts the rise of Chase McCain as he gradually earns his revered status within the LEGO City Police Department (LCPD), headed up by Chief Gleeson and Deputy Dunby. Progressing from the humble beginnings of solving petty crimes to infiltrating the meanest gangs on the streets of LEGO City, Chase McCain soon encounters one gang headed up by a muscular crook who the rookie will come to know well throughout his career – Rex Fury!
As an emerging undercover investigator learning the art of disguise, Chase McCain will need to adopt a variety of disguises – including a fireman, a robber, a construction worker and a miner – in order to blend into his surroundings. With this in mind, and beginning the week after the launch of the game, Nintendo of Europe will be releasing unlock codes for extra Chase McCain costumes on its Nintendo 3DS Facebook and Twitter accounts, including a mime artist and a zombie, to ensure Chase can remain anonymous wherever he goes! In addition, within the game you have the chance to collect over 70 minifigures that are assigned to the different disguise categories, opening up the possibility to play as some of the more unusual characters of LEGO City.
As part of the post-launch offering, Nintendo of Europe will also be releasing on social media an unlock code for a very handy vehicle to call upon when criminals are making a hasty retreat. Once unlocked, vehicles are available at Vehicle Call-in Points located around LEGO City, but for Chase a set of wheels is never far away, with over 50 different vehicles available to commandeer. Pesky criminals are not even safe whilst airborne or at sea, as speedboats and helicopters will become available as the storyline unfolds.