There’s a new ‘LEGO City Undercover’ game coming out (and it’s not just for Nintendo)

LEGO City Undercover

The new LEGO City Undercover will be available for the XBOX One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and on PC this spring.

Warner Bros. Interactive dropped a trailer Thursday for its brand new version of LEGO City Undercover, which will be available this spring for the XBOX One, PS4 and the new Nintendo Switch.

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The original LEGO City Undercover was an exclusive on the Nintendo Wii U when it came out in 2013 and is still one of the best games on the system today. The vast open-world gameplay is equally fun for kids and adults, with loads of humour and exciting missions. The 2017 version appears to be very similar and should port over well to these next-gen gaming systems.

Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

SEGA releasing two new Sonic the Hedgehog games in 2017

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2017 is shaping up to be the year of Sonic.

At an event during San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA announced two new games are coming in 2017 featuring the speedy blue creature.

First up is the 2D retro-style platform game Sonic Mania, which uses re-imagined Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles. To keep it interesting, it also adds new Zones, Acts and bosses.

BELOW: Watch the Sonic Mania debut trailer

Sonic Mania was born out of our fans’ love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games,” Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team, said in a statement. “This type of collaboration is a first for SEGA and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title.”

Sonic Mania will be available digitally for the PlayStation 4, XBOX One and PC spring 2017.

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The bigger announcement, however, was the brand new game dubbed “Project Sonic”. Produced by the team that made Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, it’s coming for the PlayStation 4, XBOX One, PC and Nintendo’s next-gen system, the Nintendo NX. It will be released holiday 2017 and looks absolutely epic!

BELOW: Watch the Project Sonic debut trailer

For Sonic fans that want a new game sooner, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice hits the Nintendo 3DS in the U.S. and Canada on Sept. 27. The game is directly based off the popular Sonic Boom animated series.

SEGA also revealed that Sonic Dash mobile players can unlock Green Hill Zone and Classic Sonic with special in-game events this week. The game is free for iOS and Android devices as well as Windows Phones.

Are you excited for the return of Sonic? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

5 thoughts from the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens launch party

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey plays ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with Emile Burbidge, the chief play officer for Toys R’ Us Canada.

Warner Home Interactive invited my son and I to the Toronto launch party of the highly anticipated video game LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday night.

The event, which was held in the TD Comfort Clubhouse at the Rogers Centre, included the chance to play the game on the JumboTron (the largest TV in Canada) and meet Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey!

It was really a win-win all around that also made me realize a few things after I got home. Here are 5 of the random thoughts I had after the event.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is addictive!

As it doesn’t come out until Tuesday, June 28, I can’t say much about the game itself. I am allowed to tell you I it’s the best-looking and most-challenging LEGO-based game I’ve ever played. It’s also highly addictive and fun! While playing it we were totally immersed and forgot people were behind us waiting to play (sorry, folks).

BELOW: Watch the Kylo Ren Character Spotlight from LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

R.A. Dickey is one of the nicest celebrities I’ve met

I covered entertainment for years and interviewed lots of movie stars, musicians and athletes. R.A. Dickey was nothing like any of them! He was genuine, down to earth and super nice to all of us when I’m sure he was tired and not getting paid THAT much (if anything) to make an appearance at the event. He also signed baseballs for everyone and took photos with us. My kid was absolutely speechless meeting him and is now the king of his school for having done so.

I really want a PlayStation 4 now

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for PC and every current gaming system when it’s released June 28, but playing it on the the PS4 made me realize how much I love that system and need to upgrade my PS3. I also really love the DualShock 4 controller and don’t think there’s a more comfortable controller out there.

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The Rogers Centre should do more with what they have

Seeing the game being played on the JumboTron was very cool and hearing the game music fill the stadium gave me chills. Why can’t they open up the Rogers Centre to more events like this when the Jays aren’t playing? Have a “drive-in” style movie night and I bet many people would pay $20 for a ticket.

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The TD Comfort Clubhouse is the only way to see a Blue Jays game

Now that I’ve sat in the TD Comfort Clubhouse I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to regular seats at the Rogers Centre again. Seriously, it’s like living in paradise at a baseball game up there. The seats are comfy! The bathrooms are clean! There’s food and a bar that doesn’t take three innings to get something at! Who do I need to be friends with to get an invite to sit there? I don’t care if I have to clean toilets to get a ticket if I have to it’s that great!

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available Tuesday, June 28 for the Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo 3DS, XBOX 360, XBOX One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC. Check out the trailer for the game below.

Are you excited for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

PlayStation VR launching in Canada this October

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The Sony PlayStation VR will cost you $549.99CDN. Photo courtesy Sony.

Sony announced Tuesday that the PlayStation VR is launching in Canada in October 2016 with a suggested retail price of $549.99.

The PlayStation VR (or PS VR) is a virtual reality headset that connects to the PS4 to open up a whole new world of gaming. Think of it this way – if the PS4 was next-gen gaming, this is going to be next-next gen gaming (and could make me finally upgrade from my PS3).

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With more than 230 developers working on games for the PS VR, including 2K Games and Ubisoft, Sony expects a total of 50 games to be available for the system by the end of 2016.

Some of the titles expected this year include RIGS: Mechanized Combat LeagueUntil Dawn: Rush of BloodWayward Sky and PlayStation VR WorldsThere’s also an all-new version of Star Wars Battlefront coming to the device, which should be an amazing experience.

WATCH: Trailer for PlayStation VR Worlds

Additional features like Cinematic mode will allow PS VR users to enjoy 360 degree videos, photos and apps on the device. You’ll also be able to use the PS VR as a large-format screen for regular PS4 games.

Now if Sony can convince Microsoft to port Minecraft over to the PS VR, it could be the hottest item for Christmas this year!

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The Sony PlayStation VR. Photo courtesy Sony.

Are you excited for the PS VR? Is $549.99 too much for it? Share your thoughts in the comments below or over at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.