Introducing Nintendo Labo, a new line of interactive make, play and discover experiences designed to inspire creative minds and playful hearts alike. Together with the Nintendo Switch console, the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to make fun DIY creations, play games with your creations, and discover how Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.* Nintendo Labo launches on 27th April across Europe. You can watch the First Look at Nintendo Labo trailer at the all-new YouTube channel.
Building on the history of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and gameplay experiences, Nintendo Labo continues the companys mission of putting smiles on peoples faces. With each Nintendo Labo kit, inspired minds across all generations can transform modular sheets of cardboard specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers into interactive creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with the Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you make, you will have fun discovering how the technology works and even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con.
For example, you can make a functioning 13-key piano that brings your musical arrangements to life once the Nintendo Switch console and Right Joy-Con controller are inserted. As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and plays each note through the consoles built-in speakers. Budding musicians can also experiment with their own musical creations.
Or, you can take control of your very own motorbike by constructing a functioning set of handlebars, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle. Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator, and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations.
Make: Build cardboard creations called Toy-Con step-by-step using interactive instructions on your Nintendo Switch
Play: Combine Toy-Con creations with Nintendo Switch to play in entirely different ways
Discover: Uncover how each Toy-Con works as you put them together, then use your discoveries to play in different ways
Customise your Toy-Con creations with your own designs; apply colours and stickers, modify the shape or create custom parts – whatever you want to do make it your own, one-of-a-kind accessory
Includes software; Nintendo Switch console is required and is sold separately