It something we haven't really seen augmented reality do yet, and it only makes sense coming from our toy-making, ahead-of-the-game friends at Nintendo. So, while we're eager to get our hands on Moog's DFAM, Korg's Prologue and whatever else gets announced ahead of NAMM this month, Nintendo's cardboard piano has the potential to be bigger than all of them.
Will Nintendo Labo Succeed Or Fail? Well, it's cardboard... but this isn't a virtual reality ploy.
The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit ($69.99) includes the software and five different buildable creations: a pair of RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike (actually just the handlebars), and a piano.
Nintendo of America is holding Labo events in New York City and San Francisco for kids aged 6 - 12 to get some early hands-on sessions with the Toy-Cons.
Did you ever have more fun playing with the box a toy came in than the toy itself?
In any case, Nintendo Labo already appears to be a hit, at least among investors. Within each kit are a set of flat pack cardboard models that you then build yourself. But it looks far more complex than anything in the Variety Kit.
All told, Nintendo Labo seems inspired by the plastic toys that convinced millions to buy a Nintendo Wii. Nintendo Labo invites anyone with a creative mind and a playful heart to make, play and discover in new ways with Nintendo Switch. You can even insert different assembled knobs to create new sound effects and tones! And hey, the super cool DIY kits are just a bonus.
Well, this is pleasantly absurd. Being sold separately is another, larger and wearable piece of kit that allows users to control a robot using intuitive motion input. As you can imagine video game Twitter reacted to Nintendo's latest experiment. And you'll pop one Joy-Con into the backpack and the other into the visor getup.
According to the official website of Nintendo Labo, the plan of Nintendo is for its first 2 game sets to be available as of April 20.