Nintendo Labo makes the Switch cardboard compatible

Nintendo Labo makes the Switch cardboard compatible

While cardboard might seem counterintuitive for a digital device, Nintendo Labo is essentially a DIY kit that allows you to transform the Switch and its Joy-Con controllers into customized creations like fishing rods, an RC auto, and a piano; you can then play games using what you've built. These include the Robot Kit (players can build their own cardboard robot) and the Variety Kit (including an RC auto, a piano, a fishing rod, a house, and a motorbike), but the announcement trailer for the Labo hinted at several future Toy-Cons kits too.

Nintendo has unveiled their newest innovation for players to interact with their Switch consoles: the Nintendo Labo. As you can see in the photo above, courtesy of Nintendo, you are suited up with a robot pack with straps around your feet that seem to dictate the movement in a robot game.

These cardboard products called Toy-cons will be available in April.

Once connected to the Joy-Con controller, the Labo project becomes a digitally augmented toy.

Nintendo has recently revealed a line of accessories for their massively popular Switch console that are manufactured from cardboard. Pretty sure he won't sleep until he has a Switch and Robot Kit.

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Quirky low-key toys made out of hardboard and elastic bands have given Nintendo a boost worth more than $1bn.

For those that missed out on the announcement or are otherwise unaware, Nintendo Labo is a new endeavor from Nintendo that bundles games and toys together into one.

Nintendo Labo will debut on April 20, 2018 with two different sets available for purchase. Granted, there are some technical differences between them, but Microsoft's 15 inch Surface Book won't be cheap to start with, delivering one of the biggest tablets you can find. Materials to construct two RC Cars are included. For Nintendo, Labo is sort of full circle: when the company was founded in 1889, it produced handmade hanafuda playing cards.

But Nintendo's not interested in what I think of Labo.

You can not use Nintendo Labo without a Nintendo Switch, outright. The kits also come with their own software which will have to be installed on your Nintendo Switch. Nintendo will also be releasing a Customization Set ($10, with extra stencils, stickers, and colored tape. This game makes use of all the fancy gyroscopic tools that exist within the Switch's JoyCons, which is good, as otherwise there's really no point for the functionality to even exist. "Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations". Leaning your body or turning the handlebars left and right controls the motorbike.

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