Nintendo Labo features cardboard accessory kits to interact with your Switch

DIY experience Nintendo Labo launches on Switch this April

The Nintendo Labo is a range of pre-perforated cardboard sheets that users fold into holders for the Switch and its controllers. Though Nintendo Labo kits may be significantly lighter, in regards to price, it really isn't an exception.

But despite the similarities, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says that this is definitely not Nintendo's answer to VR.

The first two sets are due for release on April 20th 2018. Announced today (January 18), the Labo set contains 25 sheets of cardboard that players can turn, IKEA-style, into playable objects - such as a miniature keyboard, a fishing rod, a motorbike's handles and pedal, a small house, and a vehicle - by following instructions on their Switch screen.

The $69.99 Variety Kit will likely be the more popular of the two existing Labo kits. A special customization set, sold separately, will give kids a chance to decorate their creations via coloured tape, stencils, and stickers. It's not exactly a cut-and-dry composition software, though; reportedly, Korg Gadget will turn the act of making music into something sort of like a game, using the Switch's Joy-Con controllers to control or alter various parts of a composition. Instructions on how to create the accessories, which Nintendo has named Toy-Cons, appear on the Switch's screen.

Nintendo Labo is one of their most unique ideas yet.What is Nintendo Switch Labo? The HD Rumble feature in the Joy-Con controllers will cause vibrations that move the auto in the direction you choose.

Nintendo is big on innovation in gaming, and while that hasn't always worked out over the years (ahem, the Virtual Boy and Wii U), it's panned out amazingly well with the Switch. For instance, with the piano creation, the joy-con that slides into the back has a camera that can see the back of the keys. You can create a piano, a fishing rod, a bike and even a robot suit. For example, it produces the sounds of the piano or creates the digital fish that you physically reel in. Enjoy a variety of fun game-play experiences, including Robot mode, in which you can destroy in-game buildings and UFOs.

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