When it was first revealed, many gamers doubted the Nintendo Switch. It went in a completely different direction to the competition, focusing on being a hybrid entertainment system. Despite this, the Switch has been hugely successful.
Now it’s time for another wacky (yet potentially super successful) Nintendo idea: the Nintendo Labo. This “new line of interactive build-and-play experiences” is basically just a bunch of cardboard creations, which take advantage of the Switch’s hardware.
For a clearer look at what Labo is, I’d recommend giving the following trailer a watch:
Get ready to Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo! Nintendo Labo is a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences that combine DIY creations with the magic of Nintendo Switch. Available on April 20, 2018!
Nintendo Labo will launch on April 20, with an MSRP that starts at $69.99.
Here’s an example of what you get in the $69.99 Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit:
- 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
It’s certainly a risky move from Nintendo, but I think that’s to be commended.
What do you make of the Nintendo Labo? Let us know.