Nintendo has just revealed Nintendo Labo, a new way to play for kids and for the people who are kids at heart. However, many of you might be confused about what Nintendo Labo is or what it does, well fear not as we will give you a complete rundown of what Nintendo Labo actually is and how it works.
Let’s start with the basics, Nintendo Labo is basically a cardboard kit which users can use to create makeshift objects like a 13-key piano, fishing pole, or a motorbike and then use their Nintendo Switch console to power them up.
Basically, users will be able to create different items from the cardboard and then they will have to put their Nintendo Switch in it to power their creations.
Nintendo Labo will come in two different sets, namely the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. The Variety Kit will be available for $70 and the Robot Kit will be available for $80. Both kits will come with the cardboard and software that users will require.
The Variety Kit
The Variety Pack includes two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano. These basically will be cardboards that will come with step by step instructions on how to create them.
Toy-Con RC Car will require players to insert their Left and Right Joy-Con into the cardboard build RC Car and then use the touchscreen on the Nintendo Switch as the means to control the car. The HD rumble of the Joy-Con controllers will make the Toy-COn RC car to move in the direction of your liking.
With Toy-Con House, players will be able to interact, play games and even feed a creature that will be showing up on Switch’s screen. Each block of the Toy-Con House is detected by the IR Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con that will be inserted on top of the house.
The Toy-Con Fishing Rod works in, more or less, the same way as Toy-Con RC Car. Using the instructions users will be able to create a fishing rod. The Toy-Con Fishing Rod has an active rotating wheel attached to a cradle holding Nintendo Switch through a Switch.
The Joy-Cons needs to be inserted in the reel. Players will then catch “exotic fish shown swimming on the Nintendo Switch screen by casting” their “Fishing Rod and unwinding the reel to lower the hook”.
The next creation of Nintendo Labo is the Toy-Con Piano. Once players have assembled the cardboard into a piano, all they have to do is insert the Nintendo Switch and the Joy-Con and then they will be free to experiment with their creations.
The Toy-Con Motorbike is an interesting one. Switch users will have to insert joy-cons into the assembled handlebars and they will be to drive a motorbike. Pressing the ignition button will start the engine and twisting the right handle will initiate the throttle.
Using this, Switch users will be able to drive a Motorbike by leaning or turning the cardboard handlebars.
The Robot Kit
The Robot Kit comes with very interesting features. This kit will let Nintendo Switch user create “an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack, and straps for your hands and feet”.
The Robot Kit will let players take control of an in-game robot that will perform all the player’s actions in-game.
Nintendo Labo also comes with a “Customization Set” for an extra $10. This customization set will help users to repair the cardboard if it is damaged.
So that is how Nintendo Labo works using your Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con controllers.