nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch
 

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

nintendo unveils its latest release and its’ a little less techy than you might expect. nintendo labo is a series of DIY accessories for the switch console made entirely out of cardboard allowing people to build a range of different creations and play with them on games that interact with the components.

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch
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the cardboard accessories – dubbed toy-cons – work just like actual gaming controllers. all you have to do is pop out the pieces, create, insert the switch’s joy-con controllers and play.

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

 

 

nintendo‘s goal with labo is to get kids involved in playing games on the switch in a more hands-on way. they characterise the platform with three key words: make, play and discover. a trailer hosted on the new release’s dedicated page shows users transforming the device into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike and even a robot suit.

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nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

as well as building your own accessories, the platform helps teach you a little about their inner-workings. once completing something, you’re able to view a 3D model of the toy-con explaining how the inserted joy-con is able to turn a cardboard model into a gaming device.

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

 

 

a variety kit and a robot kit is coming out on april 20, 2018, with pricing starting at $69.99. nintendo is also selling labo customization kits for $10 that will ship at the same time, providing stencils, stickers and tape that allow you to customize the creations. 

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

 

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

 

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

 

nintendo unveils DIY cardboard robots to enhance gaming on switch

 

first look at nintendo labo
video by nintendo

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