Announced today (January 18), the Labo set contains 25 sheets of cardboard that players can turn, IKEA-style, into playable objects - such as a miniature keyboard, a fishing rod, a motorbike's handles and pedal, a small house, and a auto - by following instructions on their Switch screen.
Nintendo will also throw in software that teaches you how to build and test each of the toys, as well as games to play with each of them.
Youtube/NintendoNintendo unveils the new Nintendo Labo build-it-yourself kits.
The new devices are set to be released on April 20, with a starter set called a Variety Kit, which will be sold for $69.99. The other includes stickers and colored tape for added customization (currently United Kingdom only), which at £8.99 sees Nintendo going to YouTube influencer-like lengths to squeeze cash from parents.
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Though Nintendo Labo doesn't release until April 20, if you're a parent with kids between the ages of six and 12 and live near either San Francisco or New York City, you can enter for a chance to attend a special hands-on event. The cardboard accessory kits for the Nintendo Switch are insanely creative and a must have for Switch owners. As Destructoid's Matthew Razak wrote, Nintendo Labo made him excited to play video games with his son and for himself to feel like a kid again.
There are several factors that may cause Nintendo Labo to fail. The Labo is a DIY peripheral of sorts, where the user is given pre-cut cardboard pieces and the instructions to assemble these pieces a range of different neat toys.
"This isn't something I'm personally interested [in] but I just love how Nintendo continues to be unique and innovative", tweeted Matt Martin.
In any case, Nintendo Labo already appears to be a hit, at least among investors. The result is nearly $1.4 billion in value added to the market capitalization of Nintendo stocks and a new seven-week high.