Nintendo Labo combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations

Nintendo Labo combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations

Introducing Nintendo Labo, a
new line of interactive build-and-play experiences designed to inspire
kids and those who are kids-at-heart. Building on the 129-year history
of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and game-play
experiences, Nintendo Labo continues the company’s mission of putting
smiles on people’s faces.

Together with the Nintendo
Switch
system (sold separately), the Nintendo Labo kits provide the
tools and technology to MAKE fun DIY creations, PLAY games with your
creations and DISCOVER how the magic of Nintendo Switch technology
shapes ideas into reality.

With each Nintendo Labo kit, kids can transform modular sheets of
cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch
console and Joy-Con controllers – into creations called Toy-Con. From a
piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when
combined with Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you build, you will
have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new
ways to play with each Toy-Con!

For example, you can build a functioning 13-key piano that brings your
musical creations 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 translates them
into unique notes that are heard through the console. You can even 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.

“Nintendo Labo continues our longstanding mission of making people smile
by surprising them with new experiences,” said Reggie Fils-Aime,
Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “It is an exciting evolution of
the Nintendo Switch platform – one designed to inspire curiosity,
creativity and imagination in people of all ages.”

With Nintendo Labo, building is just as much fun as playing. Every
Toy-Con creation presents exciting challenges and varying degrees of
complexity, making each one a unique experience. Building Toy-Con is
especially fun with family and friends, as you collaborate and share
each other’s Nintendo Labo experiences. Once built, you can customize
your Toy-Con creations with your own markers, stickers and paint to give
them a personal touch – the only limit is your imagination!

Nintendo Labo launches on April 20 with two kits: the Variety Kit
and the Robot Kit. With the Variety Kit, you can create many
different Toy-Con, including two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod,
a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano. With the Robot
Kit, you can build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and
straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume
control of a giant in-game robot. Both kits include everything you need
to assemble your Toy-Con creations, including the building materials and
relevant Nintendo Switch software. The Variety Kit will be available at
a suggested retail price of $69.99, and the Robot Kit will be available
at a suggested retail price of $79.99. A special Customization Set that
includes fun stencils, stickers and colored tape will also be available
to purchase on April 20 at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Each Nintendo Labo kit packs plenty of value, with a range of ways to
make, play and discover in each kit:

Variety Kit ($69.99MSRP*)

  • Toy-Con RC Car: Insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into your
    newly built RC Car and control its movement using touch screen
    controls on the Nintendo Switch console. The HD Rumble feature in the
    Joy-Con controllers will cause vibrations that move the car in the
    direction you choose. Materials to construct two RC Cars are included.
  • Toy-Con Fishing Rod: Construct the Fishing Rod with an active,
    rotating reel that is attached by string to a cradle holding the
    Nintendo Switch console. Catch one of many exotic fish shown swimming
    on the Nintendo Switch screen by casting your Fishing Rod and
    unwinding the reel to lower the hook. Once you feel a vibration from
    the Joy-Con inserted in the reel, you must tug the Fishing Rod upward
    and crank the reel quickly to try and complete the catch!
  • Toy-Con House: By inserting various assembled blocks into
    openings in the sides and bottom of the House, you can interact with,
    play games with and feed a cute creature on the front-facing Nintendo
    Switch screen. Each differently shaped block is detected by the IR
    Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con inserted on top of the House.
  • Toy-Con Motorbike: Insert each Joy-Con into an assembled set of
    handlebars to drive a motorbike on the Nintendo Switch screen.
    Pressing the ignition button starts the engine, while twisting the
    right handle activates the throttle. Leaning your body or turning the
    handlebars left and right controls the motorbike.
  • Toy-Con Piano: After assembling a beautifully crafted 13-key
    piano and inserting the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con, you can
    experiment with your own musical creations by pressing different keys.
    You can even insert different assembled knobs to create new sound
    effects and tones!

Robot Kit ($79.99MSRP*)

  • Toy-Con Robot: Create a wearable Robot suit, and insert the
    Left and Right Joy-Con into the designated slots on the backpack and
    visor to assume control of the robot, which is shown on the TV when
    the Nintendo Switch console is docked. Enjoy a variety of fun
    game-play experiences, including Robot mode, in which you can destroy
    in-game buildings and UFOs.

For more information about Nintendo Labo, visit https://labo.nintendo.com.
You can view a special introductory video about Nintendo Labo here.

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary.

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