Nintendo's Labo kits let Switch owners build their own cardboard peripherals

22 January, 2018, 02:25 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • A first look at the new rad cardboard accessories for the Nintendo Switch

So, for example, once the motorbike is built there will be a racing game to enjoy using it, the piano can actually be played.

Are you interested in the Nintendo Labo? It's a line of pop-out, foldable cardboard creations that, coupled with the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons, can turn into an array of custom controllers and toys that interact with the runaway hit console. 'It is an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Switch platform - one created to inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination in people of all ages.

The new Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch
DIY experience Nintendo Labo launches on Switch this April

But others baulked at the cost of the kits, which will go on sale April 20 priced at US$69.99 for a set of five different DIY sheets, or US$79.99 for a single more elaborate "robot kit". Nintendo says the kits come in two DIY (Do it yourself) classes a Variety Kit ($70) and a Robot Kit ($80).

The kits include everything needed to assemble Toy-Con creations, including building materials and relevant Nintendo Switch software. One of the packs includes stickers and coloured tape to customise the designs further.

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Nintendo Labo is looking to be like an interesting and innovative new take on augmented reality: one where you're given a tangible, physical object whose functionality is enhanced by what's on the screen.

For example, you can plug the console's controllers into the auto, and it will move around thanks to the controllers' vibrations, responding to users' input from the Switch's touchscreen.

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According to the NPD, Nintendo Canada has revealed that the Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system in Canadian history. What do you guys think of Nintendo's insane new idea? However, the Switch sold over 2.74 million units a month after its release, creating a profit for a company that had been falling short as a competitor in handheld gaming during an era of smartphones. Save a trip to the lake and catch a big one using a makeshift fishing rod. Each differently shaped block is detected by the IR Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con inserted on top of the House. You can also make a house (which'll have a super cute creature in it for you to care for), or a motorbike that's controlled by functional handlebars. You can create a piano, a fishing rod, a bike and even a robot suit.

The Variety Kit will contain the cartridge and cardboard parts and accessories and will feature 5 different games.

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