New Nintendo accessories are made of cardboard

22 January, 2018, 02:25 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit for Nintendo Switch includes a cardboard punchout model of a working

That's why these new gaming add-ons are so exciting.

For more on the Nintendo Labo, keep it locked on Mammoth Gamers. All will launch on April 20th, the company has announced, though United Kingdom pricing has not yet been confirmed. Making music with Nintendo consoles is a longstanding tradition, after all, with many players still entranced by the likes of the composing tool in Super Mario Paint. I can envision lots of parents getting on this action ... because it's important to bond with our kids, you know?

How to do you feel about the Labo? Instead, Nintendo Labo are a pair of cardboard cutout kits that create inventive peripherals that can transform the Switch in weirdly wonderful new ways - or let you dress up like a robot in front of your telly. The Robot Kit, which lets you build your very own robo-suit, costs $79.99 United States dollars. For example: you will be able to construct a piano, fit the Joy-Cons and tablet into cardboard slots, and actually play the piano as if it was real.

Nintendo is calling these things "toy-cons" and seems to be looking to encourage creativity, education and play specifically in its younger audience. Because they're cardboard, you can just throw them away. Nintendo has two Nintendo Labo Kits coming, each with their own theme, and neither of them are cheap.

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Ever play a racing video game and wish you could build your own physical handlebars to drive? The kit includes a house, remote controlled cars, a fishing rod, a motorbike, and a piano. This set will cost $69.99. Well, it's cardboard... but this isn't a virtual reality ploy. It will cost $79.99. This isn't a creation kit like the other two. It contains stencil sheets with extra letters, numbers, and symbols, as well as a sticker sheet containing additional eyes, and objects.

Everything in the Labo Customization Kit.

When is the Nintendo Labo release date? You will also get the Switch game card which has the Labo software complete with instructions, games and other features. The Variety Kit retails for $70 and the Robot Kit retails for $80. The company isn't offering any pre-order discounts or savings yet.

But Nintendo clearly has no intention of stopping at robots and RC cars. "Everyone can enjoy this new game-like DAW experience".

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"With each Nintendo Labo kit, kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard - specially created to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers - into creations called Toy-Con", said Nintendo. The New York City event will take place on February 2 and 3, while the San Francisco event will take place on March 2, 3, and 4.

If you look at VR headsets, I doubt they can appeal to the mainstream.

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