“Nintendo Labo combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations,” explains on the website. But cardboard?
But it's not just any cardboard. Once you watch the video, it'll all make sense. In combination with the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Labo would essentially make a big splash in the space of build-and-play. Think of the all toys that rely on an iOS or Android device to play Hot Wheels, Sphero and Anki in interesting ways. This thing is aimed squarely at parents and kids. Basically me.
In the video, several sheets of cardboard are pressed and perforrated for assembly. Nintendo is offering two kits: The Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. The Variety Kit comes with two RC Cars, a fishing Rod, one house, a piano, a motorbike and the game card that will make it all work. The RC Cars are basically controllable HexBugs thanks to the vibrating JoyCons.
The Robot Kit is wearable and also comes with the software.
Both will require the power of the Nintendo Switch. Priced at $69.99 and $79.99 respectively, Nintendo Labo is expected to debut on April 20.