Yesterday, Nintendo announced “a new interactive experience for Nintendo Switch that’s specially crafted for kids and those who are kids-at-heart.” This new project was revealed as “Nintendo Labo,” a do-it-yourself kit that allows various unique interactions with your Nintendo Switch system.
Each kit comes with pieces of cardboard that will need to be assembled. The Switch and the Joy-Cons will then be placed into the creations for unique gameplay experiences. For example, one kit is a small functioning piano, and another transforms your system into a fully interactive fishing game. There are tons of unique ideas shown in the reveal trailer, including what looks to be a new form of
Project Giant Robot, a Wii U project from Shigeru Miyamoto that was believed to have been cancelled long ago.
Nintendo Labo will release on April 20th in two different kits: the Robot Kit, which comes with the giant robot set shown in the video for $79.99, and the Variety Kit, which comes with five different creations—the RC Cars, Fishing Rod, House, Motorbike, and Piano sets—for $69.99. These DiY kits are available to preorder at most retailers right now, including
Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop. You can also purchase a Customization Kit for $9.99 that comes with stencils, colored tape, and Nintendo themed stickers to make your Labo creations unique.
On top of all this, Nintendo is holding hands-on events for Labo in New York City on February 2-3 and San Francisco on March 2-4. You can enter for a chance to be selected for these events on Nintendo’s website. Your Nintendo Account information will be used for your entry. In the meantime, if you’re interested in Nintendo Labo, check out the reveal trailer above!
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