Nintendo’s Next Big Hit? A DIY Cardboard Kit

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Xbox with 11 Comments

While Microsoft and Sony are busy bringing 4K and VR to its consoles, Nintendo is taking an entirely different, innovative approach, as usual. On Wednesday, the company came out with a new do-it-yourself cardboard kit for the Switch: Nintendo Labo.

Nintendo Labo is a $69.99 cardboard kit that utilizes the Switch’s joy-con controllers to offer a bunch of different interactive experiences on the Switch. The cardboard kit uses things like the built-in IR sensors on the Switch’s joy-con controllers to enable these innovative experiences, which includes a virtual piano on the cardboard, and more.

These experiences are called Toy-Cons, and you can build things like an RC car, fishing rod, house, or a motorbike. There’s even a $79.99 that lets you build a wearable robot suit and play as a robot on a couple of gaming experience on your Switch connected to a TV.

Labo is made for kids–but even as an 18-year old–this thing looks incredibly fun. I am not a huge gamer by any means, although Labo still looks like such a fun experience. It’s almost like building with Lego, with the added bonus of being able to actually play with what you build and learn from the building experience. Talking about the build experience, it shouldn’t be too much of a difficult task since the building guide is actually displayed on the Switch. Clever.

If you own a Switch, you can get the Labo on 4/20 for $69.99. That’s the 20th of April.

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