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Nintendo Labo makes the Switch cardboard compatible

Nintendo Labo makes the Switch cardboard compatible

The former will allow players to build an RC vehicle, fishing rod, house, motorbike, and piano, while the latter will see players construct a wearable robot suit.

If you thought Google Cardboard was a clever way to leverage corrugated cardboard to create an affordable new accessory, you'll be doubly impressed by Nintendo Labo. The software allows you to assume control of a giant in-game robot when you wear the suit, which - from what I know about giant robots - will probably require some stomping and smashing.

First and foremost, a warning: Nintendo Labo is an add-on for the Nintendo Switch console. The move is also a nod to the Wii a decade ago, which broadened the audience for Nintendo's products by getting kids and grandparents alike to swing controllers and play virtual tennis and bowling.

Nintendo lowkey hates its customers - especially its most loyal fanbase. An announcement by Nintendo says that "As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con!"

The Nintendo Labo kits will come out on April 20th, 2018. "Oh wow, is this something that you can build with cardboard and then play with using the Switch?". This will include 2 RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano.

The potential for profit is absolutely huge considering each kit mainly consists of cardboard and rubber bands, while Nintendo is charging upwards of $70 for them.

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Are you interested in the Nintendo Labo?

The features of Nintendo Labo are sold in kits, which come with a game cartridge and a collection of flat, pre-cut cardboard pieces.

You can not use Nintendo Labo without a Nintendo Switch, outright. Each toy will have a corresponding mini-game on the Switch that will bring the toy to life.

Looks like Nintendo may have found their way get Switches into classrooms as well with the Labo.

As for the motorbike, the Joy-Cons can be placed into a cardboard set of handlebars to drive the bike on-screen. "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". Perhaps Toy-Con creations will be much more durable than my assumptions.

The Variety Kit comes with all of the more minor experiences you saw in the trailer.