Last night, the company announced Nintendo Labo, a new range of cardboard-based "build and play" experiences created to inspire creativity. As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and translates them into unique notes that are heard through the console.
The Robot Kit uses the Joy-Cons to control the arms and legs of the Robot that straps to a backpack that the user wears, it starts at at $79.99. It something we haven't really seen augmented reality do yet, and it only makes sense coming from our toy-making, ahead-of-the-game friends at Nintendo.
As described in a press release from company headquarters, the latest and greatest addition to the Switch is Nintendo Labo kits that allow players to create robots, motorbikes, cars, and pianos that can then be incorporated into game play. There's also a house that you can play with by sliding in different blocks, and a motorbike controller that lets you play a racing game by holding the cardboard handles. The Robot Kit contains one game, and an entire suit made of cardboard and string. We'll probably get a ton more info about it until then, and we'll keep you up to date. After a vague announcement, Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Labo, a typically Nintendo-innovative and weird way to play with your Nintendo Switch. What do you guys think of Nintendo's insane new idea?
Nintendo Labo is slated to become available on April 27, with more kits expected to debut in the months that follow if everything proves successful.
One of these examples is a piano contraption that the console and controllers are to slide right into. Materials to construct two RC Cars are included.
Nintendo needs to sell two different audiences on Labo.
How much will Nintendo Labo cost?
But Nintendo's not interested in what I think of Labo.
Instead of attempting to beat the technology giants at their own game, the Switch entered the market as a portable tablet, an evolution of Ninendo's Gameboy in many ways. Nintendo will also be releasing a Customization Set ($10, nintendo.com) with extra stencils, stickers, and colored tape. Insert the game into the Switch, and follow the instructions for assembling the Toy-Cons before diving into the games.
Did you ever have more fun playing with the box a toy came in than the toy itself?