DIY ‘Toy-Cons’ For The Switch With Nintendo Labo
First, the “Dark Souls: Remastered” for Switch, and now this.
Looks like Nintendo has tricks up its sleeve and never runs out of surprises. Last week’s announcement of new games for the console have already made fans go wild as a “Dark Souls: Remastered” is going to be made available for the Nintendo Switch this May 25, giving more options for dying—at home or on the go. But this week, Nintendo dropped another surprise, and it’s a new way to enjoy the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo announced a new experience for interactive play; a wild experiment that lets players insert the Switch into different cardboard pieces that are assembled into gaming peripherals, such as robots, fishing rods, and pianos. And it’s called the Nintendo Labo.
“Nintendo Labo combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations,” Nintendo explained on the Labo website. “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 player will start building the accessory, which the company calls “Toy-Con,” with the different pieces of cardboard and put the Switch to power it up. Then will they be able to play the game using the gaming accessories. They can also decorate the Toy-Cons to give it a unique look.
“Labo is unlike anything we’ve done before,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé said.
Currently, Nintendo will sell two kits for the Switch—Variety Kit and Robot Kit. The Variety Kit will include “two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano” and will cost $70. On the other hand, Robot Kit will let you “build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot” and will cost $80.
“Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches. Nintendo Labo invites anyone with a creative mind and a playful heart to make, play and discover in new ways with Nintendo Switch,” according to a statement from Satoru Shibata, Nintendo of Europe’s president. “I personally hope to see many people enjoying making kits with their family members, with big smiles on their faces.”
Nintendo Labo will be released on April 20 in the United States and April 27 in Europe.
Image Credit: Nintendo via The Guardian