Nintendo Labo: DIY cardboard accessory kits announced for Switch
Jan 20 2018 by Lorena Waters
"We are excited to introduce Nintendo Labo, our new invitation for everyone to make, play and discover with Nintendo Switch", said Kamon Yoshimura, Managing Director of Nintendo Australia. Add your NintendoSwitch console to power it up and hold a recital, catch a fish, or win a race. The Japan-based company finally launched their latest console system in 2017, the Nintendo Switch, earning virtually unanimous praise from critics and consumers alike. The former includes the Toy-Con RC Car, Toy-Con Fishing Rod, Toy-Con House, Toy-Con Motorbike, and Toy-Con Piano for $69.99. They're basically cardboard cutouts that can be used with your Nintendo Switch console. From there, they can use the accessories to play software created to work with what Nintendo calls "Toy-Con" creations.
Earlier this morning Nintendo unveiled something quite different, aimed at kids or those still young at heart.
There are several cool things you can do with Nintendo Labo.
Nintendo Labo is set to launch on April 27th in two packs that feature cardboard panels that pop out in order to construct interactive objects known as Toy-Cons. One being the LaboVariety Kit, which contains the majority of the cardboard kits (a house, RC auto, fishing rod, motorbike, and piano).
Here's the full list of items you can create between the Variety Kit and Robot Kit. You can wear them to take control of a virtual in-game robot.
Nintendo is also selling Labocustomization kits for $10 that will ship at the same time, and provide stencils, stickers and tape that allow you to customize the creations so your cardboard robot backpack looks different from everyone else's cardboard robot backpack.
Can I customize my Toy-Con?
Both kits will come with the cardboard and software that users will require. You and your kiddos, or you and your significant other - hell who are we kidding, even you and your buddies on a Friday night over some beers - will open up a cardboard sheet, from which you'll punch out various shapes and parts. Labo was revealed today in a surprise trailer.