Nintendo Labo (think Laboratory) is Nintendo’s latest bet for inspiring our imaginations. As a cardboard based add-on to Nintendo Switch, Labo combines the fun of DIY creations with video games.
THAT’S Nintendo Labo.
What will YOU create?
The video does a great job explaining how the DIY building materials come together with Nintendo Switch hardware to result in unique gaming experiences in the real world that tie directly to software running on your Switch. It’s not something that an average company would have dreamed up, but once explained it almost seems like the natural successor to the spirit that made Nintendo Wii such a success. That being said, the use of DIY cardboard kits is a unique concept in gaming to say the least — so unique that the cleaning crew at Germany’s official video game classification board almost threw it away, after mistaking it for waste paper!
Finally, we can tell the anecdote of how the latest Nintendo hardware was almost disposed of by the cleaning crew as a waste paper 📦📦📦(the story would not have believed us before anyway 🙃)
Nintendo is going to have to prove that these Toy-Cons won’t get destroyed after one afternoon if this concept is going to take off. Note that “Toy-Con” is a play on the “Joy-Con” controller used by the Nintendo Switch — which is requited for Nintendo Labo.
Nintendo has announced two Labo kits for Nintendo Switch that will launch on April 20, 2018. The Variety Kit, labeled 01, includes five “projects” to construct: a pair of Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike, and a Toy-Con Piano. 02 is the Robot Kit, which dedicated Nintendo fans will recognize as the evolution of Project Robot from the Nintendo Wii U (a project that was never released). Since there were more types shown in the announcement video than made available in these initial packs, we can certain that Nintendo has plenty of ideas remaining for the eventual 03 kit and beyond.
They also announced a Customization set for $9.99. We can certainly expert more Customization options if Labo is a success — you can almost already picture future sets based on classic and modern Nintendo artwork.
Lean more about Nintendo Labo from Nintendo: https://labo.nintendo.com