Nintendo announces Nintendo Labo, a create and play experience for the Nintendo Switch

Today, Nintendo released a video on their YouTube channel on a project made for kids and those that are kid-at-heart: Nintendo Labo.

Nintendo Labo is a package of cardboard sets that players will use to build a variety of projects such as a piano, fishing rod, motorbike, or even a fighting robot. Currently, Nintendo plans to sell two different kits and the software to accompany them, but there could be more “Toy-Con” sets coming at a later date.

The first kit is the Variety Kit. This kit includes 5 different Toy-Con projects:

  • 2 RC Cars
  • Fishing Rod
  • House
  • Motorbike
  • Piano

In the kit are 28 cardboard sheets and an extra sheet for customization, three sticker sheets, three sponge sheets, string, rubber bands, and two eyelet sets.

The second kit is the Robot Kit, which includes a backpack to be worn along with a headset and string to attach to your feat via straps. One of the Joy-Con controllers goes into the side of the headset while the other one goes into the back. It is unclear how exactly this kit is going to work with the robot on screen.

Nintendo will be hosting “Nintendo Labo Studio” at two different locations: New York City from February 2nd to February 3rd, and San Francisco from March 2nd to March 4th. Parents with a child between 6 and 12 can register by January 21st to be a part of the demonstration.

Both of the Toy-Con kits will be available on April 20th, 2018. The Variety Kit will be available for $69.99 while the Robot Kit will be available for $79.99. For more information on Nintendo Labo, visit the official Nintendo Labo website.


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