Enter for a Chance to Win with LEGO City Undercover

221685_193995567391471_2116204924_nYTV and LEGO have teamed up to offer a new contest to win a special LEGO City prize pack, including a Deluxe Wii U console bundle, the LEGO City Undercover game, the LEGO City “High Speed Chase” set, the LEGO City “Museum Break-In” set, and the LEGO City Police ATV set. 13 weekly prize winners will receive a copy of the game and the “High Speed Chase” set.

To enter, visit legocityelitepolice.ca and fill out the entry form. You’re also supposed to be able to get a second entry by participating in a game on the site, though when I tried it, it informed me I had “already entered” when I attempted to fill in the form as prompted. For official rules, click here.

The contest is open until April 15th, 2013. Good luck to those who enter!

WiiU_LegoCU_char_ChaseMcCaiRecently, I had the opportunity and pleasure to experience a media preview of two upcoming games from Nintendo, LEGO City Undercover for the Wii U and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS. I’ll get to Luigi’s Mansion soon, but we’re first going to go over some of my thoughts and impressions of what I played of the game at the event.

Full disclosure: I actually received my review copy of the game a couple of days ago and have been playing through it. The review will be up following the embargo date later this week, but for now, here’s what I took away from the event (tempered by my own experience playing it at home).

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357px-LuigihattipEarlier today, Nintendo of America (and Europe, and Japan) ran a new “Nintendo Direct” video, which you can find here. Over the course of the video, we were updated on a number of upcoming titles, but several previously-unannounced titles were revealed as well.

Perhaps the biggest news of the show, however, was that 2013 would mark “The Year of Luigi.” We already knew about the upcoming release of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS, but Nintendo seems keen on giving the younger Mario Brother the spotlight with a number of upcoming new releases, whether they feature Mario or not.

What follows are several of the announcements, accompanied by my own thoughts on each and screens (where available).

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