But Nintendo made me eat my words, and so I'm going to refrain from judging the new Nintendo Labo before its April 20 release. It's a line of pop-out, foldable cardboard creations that, coupled with the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons, can turn into an array of custom controllers and toys that interact with the runaway hit console.
The Nintendo Labo Robot Kit lets kids make a motion controlled robot suit that responds to their arm and feet movements.
Nintendo Labo's Variety Kit and Robot Kit will release on April 20, 2018 in the U.S., and April 27, 2018 in Europe for the Switch.
The Variety Kit will be available at a suggested retail price of $69.99, and $79.99 for the Robot Kit. Friends and family will be able to use the creations and join in on games.
The Nintendo LABO Robot Kit. As you can imagine video game Twitter reacted to Nintendo's latest experiment. Catch one of many exotic fish shown swimming on the Nintendo Switch screen by casting your Fishing Rod and unwinding the reel to lower the hook. Nintendo adds a unique touch with its precise detail that results in a surprisingly elaborate toy with a homemade feel.
That's about everything you need to know regarding the differences between the two different Labo Kits available to preorder now.
Finally, there's the Nintendo Labo Customization Set for $9.99. Because they're cardboard, you can just throw them away.
Nintendo released a bunch of promotional images showing what construction will look like:source Nintendo So, yes, Labo is very much aimed at a younger audience.
When assembling the cardboard toys, instructions videos will be found on the Nintendo Switch.
One has to wonder when Nintendo came up with the idea for "Labo".
That gun peripheral is decidedly less kid-friendly than the other Toy-Con models, but it could be used for ports of first-person shooter games.