Nintendo Announces Nintendo Labo, A Wild New Experiment For Switch

Nintendo today announced Nintendo Labo, a wild new experiment for the Switch that will allow players to insert the console into cardboard, creating items like robots, fishing rods, and foot pedals.

The trailer, released this morning, shows people using these cardboard creations to play music and steer remote-controlled robots. It is insane and I love it.


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    Last edited 18/01/18 9:18 am

    The site is here, along with prices for some of the kits:
    https://www.nintendo.co.jp/labo/index.html
    About $80 Aussie for the variety kit, and $90 for the cool robot kit.

    I'm stoked for this.

      I don't see the foot pedal anywhere in the variety kit...or have I missed it?

        Quite a few of the things in the trailer aren't available in the kits on the site, so there will probably be a few follow up kits depending on how successful labo is.

      They're awesome, but that's some very expensive cardboard...

      Price is killing this for me. I thought this was fucking awesome until I saw $100 for a bunch of cardboard.

      Sigh

    It's not for me but I love Nintendo for doing something like this.

    Day one, hopefully I can assemble of these things without destroying the kit and/or my switch in the process!

    The more things change... Seems like Nintendo's gone back to the days of selling umpteen dozen peripherals just to play a game. It's a really cool concept, don't get me wrong, but it's gimmicky as all get out and requires a $400 console instead of a cheap and dedicated device like any other toy of this nature. I give it a week before the first article about someone breaking their Switch by stepping on it because the kids left their Labo toy on the floor.

      It's cardboard. Throw it out, make another one yourself or whatever. Much better than all this plastic crap.

      I love the 'it requires a console' argument. Good one ;) Don't buy Red Dead 2, that requires a console too. No way I'm paying dollars for that.

      If you randomly walk on shit in your house, you will be used to breaking stuff so no issues there.

        Haters gonna hate, and there seems to be no shortage of Switch haters out there. Everyone that owns one though seems to love it (myself included).

        People don't like it, that's their problem. Don't let them spoil your fun.

        Last edited 18/01/18 11:27 am

          Nah, I was just having a laugh at the ridiculous arguments against it. I think it looks super fun. My 5 year old is even more excited.

          I own one and I'm still not sold on the system, AAA titles are compromised experiences, and the rest seems to be Android shovelware ports still.

          Hell, I got really excited for this, until I saw they want $100 for essentially a cardboard box. Sigh.

            You missed the part where the carboard comes with the games?

    This is so very Nintendo. I'd be very interested to see how it all works in practice.

    This is an amazing integration of thinking outside the box for game engagement from Nintendo.

    The real issue here is, however, ‘Won’t someone think of the trees!?’

    of course it's being released on 4/20 they had to be high to make this haha......can't wait!

    I saw a camera. Pokemon Snap 2 confirmed!

    Ah Nintendo, you've done it again. Always the innovator.

    Kits are a bit pricey, and it is just cardboard, but goddamn I cannot wait for this. Day one purchase here.

      Kits aren't that pricey, you get way more than you think.

    I feel that I have broken the cardboard already after watching this! But this looks awesome and creative!

      They've said they'll provide the cardboard designs separately, so you don't have to buy them off them if you want to do it yourself. I'm guessing Aliexpress will have plastic shells mocked up and ready to sell within a week of launching too

    Nintendo knows there fan base extremely well. Whats wrong with having fun!

    Not really my bag, but I am curious. Will probably have a look after first impressions come out. Be interesting to see how far the community/developers will push this idea...

    I’m looking forward to all the awesome homemade rigs that will inevitably crop up.

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