Can’t say we ever saw that coming! Just moments ago Nintendo unveiled its latest innovation in Blue Ocean strategies: Nintendo Labo. Touted as a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences, Labo gives players the ability to concoct intricate DIY creations out of cardboard, offering new and innovative ways to interact with Nintendo Switch systems.
From the brief trailer released so far, we’ve already seen the likes of makeshift pianos, fishing poles and RC cards making the cut, not to mention a robotic mech suit complete with pulley system backpack and visor. Each creation is accompanied by respective minigames for use with the Nintendo Switch console and pair of Joy-Cons. Dubbed Toy-Con, they’re essentially kid-friendly AR experiences, and we couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospects.
Currently, there are two kits being offered come release on April 20th. The first is a Variety Kit packaging five different Toy-Con projects — from the aforementioned RC Cards, fishing rods and pianos to motorbikes and model homes — while the second contains everything needed to help you transform into a super fighting robot Voltron style. Both Kits will retail for $69.99 and $79.99, respectively. Sets of stencils, sticker sheets and tape rolls can also be bought for an additional $9.99, allowing for even greater customization of your paper powered creations.
So what do you think? Excited to take your gaming experiences to the real world? Sound off in the comments!
You can also view hi-res images of Nintendo’s Labo products!