Nintendo was among the first of the gaming consoles to introduce an interactive aspect to their video games. The physicality aspects allowed players to feel as though they were a part of the game. Now the gaming company is taking the interactive feel of it to a whole new level with Nintendo Labo.
In a newly released video to promote their latest innovation, the Nintendo Labo’s Toy-Con creation kits allow players to build their own gaming kits and interface it with their Nintendo Switch. And the best thing about this is that no one product is the same. If you like music, there is a 13-key piano. If you’re into fishing, well, you can build your own fishing rod. There’s even a motorcycle clutch if you are feeling adventurous. Or if you are a homebody, build your own mini home.
But it doesn’t stop there. You can feel like you’re a mecha, and become a robot. Shoot down aliens. And so much more. While this may feel like it will change the way we see VR, the number of different creations prove that the Nintendo Switch game can be used in different ways that don’t require players to have a visor in front of their eyes.
And don’t worry if you feel that your crafting skills aren’t up to date. When you purchase a kit, the Nintendo Switch will guide you with a video that will help you piece it all together.
The best thing about these kits is that is it completely customizable to your personality. Meaning, the pieces can be colored to fit your style. Colors and stickers will be made available to you as well.
Nintendo’s idea behind this is for the player to do three things. Make the creations. Play the games that will be included in the kits. And discover the intricacies and mechanics of each creation.
There will be two kits. The Toy-Con variety pack one, which will include the materials needed to build the 13-key piano, the motorbike, and fishing rod. At the starting prices of $69.99, it will be available starting April 20, 2018. The Robot Kit is pretty self-explanatory. The build as all the materials needed for the players to become as a mecha. Priced at $79.99, it will be available starting April 20, 2018.
And if you want to make your Toy-Cons standout from the rest of the crowd, Nintendo will be offering Customizable kits, which includes, stencils, sticker sheets, and tape rolls.
The Nintendo Labo looks like it will be an exciting new innovation for the gaming world. It’s not necessarily meant to be a replacement for VR, but rather, allowing players to be more a part of the game than predecessors. Plus the building process
For more information, head to https://labo.nintendo.com/.