Nintendo teased something a while back on it’s’ social media channels about “a new interactive experience for Nintendo Switch that’s specifically crafted for kids and those who are kids-at-heart.”. That teaser has now materialized into what is called the Nintendo Labo and it is one of the most unexpected announcement ever!
At first glance I thought Nintendo had gone bonkers and don’t get me wrong I am still hesitant to buy cardboard at $70 but I have warmed up to the idea that Nintendo has pitched.
The company revealed their newest project via a video that showcases the Nintendo Labo and what it’s capable of. The concept shows how people can use cardboard cutouts as accessories for the Nintendo Switch to make a lot of interactivity possible within games. The post on the official Nintendo website states that the Labo are a series of DIY kits that let you make several different accessories for your Switch. There are, as of now, two different kits announced: The Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. The Variety kit will let you make stuff like RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano while the Robot kit will let me make somewhat of an Augmented Reality suit with a backpack, visor and handles.
Every kit will include software within that enables the functionality of the cardboard cutouts and bring the accessories to life. The Variety kit will set you back $69.99 while the Robot kit will cost you $79.99. These kits will be releasing on the 20th of April and you can get them at your nearest retailer.
What do you think about the Nintendo Labo? Is it a mere waste of time or a innovative way for children to unleash their creativity? Let us know by commenting in the comments section below.