UPDATE ONE: More from Nintendo on their new Labo Toys for Nintendo Switch: “Building on the history of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and gameplay experiences, Nintendo Labo continues the company’s mission of putting smiles on people’s faces. With each Nintendo Labo kit, inspired minds across all generations can transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into interactive creations called Toy-Con.
“From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with the Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you make, you will have fun discovering how the technology works and even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con.
“For example, you can make a functioning 13-key piano that brings your musical arrangements to life once the Nintendo Switch console and Right Joy-Con controller are inserted. As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and plays each note through the console’s built-in speakers. Budding musicians can also experiment with their own musical creations.
“Or, you can take control of your very own motorbike by constructing a functioning set of handlebars, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle. Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator, and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations.”
Two Labo Kits will be launched in April 2018, The Variety Kit and Robo Kit, both of which both contain different things to build.
The Nintendo Labo has been revealed as new line of creative toys that can be used with the Nintendo Switch console.
The Nintendo Labo is a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences that combine DIY creations with Switch gameplay.
The first creations were revealed in a new trailer launched today by the Japanese games giant.
In it, a person was shown building a cardboard-style Piano, which then had the Switch screen and Joy-Con controller fitted into to make for a playable device.
Other creations included a house and a fishing rod, both of which had their own Switch games input.
“Add your Nintendo Switch console to power it up and… Hold a recital, Catch a fish, Win a race,” a message from the Nintendo Direct 2018 event teases.
“With Nintendo Labo, building is just as much fun as playing. Have fun discovering how it all works—you might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con creation.”
The Nintendo Labo has a released date of April 2018, with the first kits priced at around $69.99.
The Nintendo Variety Kit includes:
- Cardboard sheet x 28 (includes extra sheet for customization)
- Reflective sticker sheet x 3
- Sponge sheet x 3
- String (orange) x 1
- String (blue) x 1
- Eyelet set (gray) x 1
- Eyelet set (blue) x 1
- Rubber band (large) x 2 + spares
- Rubber band (small) x 6 + spares