Nintendo has always somehow defied convention and the expectations of their customers, launching products that we would never really have conceived, such as the 3DS consoles, the Wii, and more recently the Nintendo Switch, which has since proven to be quite a success for the company.
However it looks like Nintendo is pushing those boundaries again by announcing the Nintendo Labo. This can only be described as an experimental way for gamers to enjoy their Switch console in not-so conventional ways. Players will take pieces of cardboard that are part of the kit, and from there together with the Switch’s Joy-Cons, will form a variety of devices like fishing rods, robots, and what appears to be a piano.
Essentially this appears to be a way for gamers to create their own peripherals, which in turn could be used to interact with games on the console, like for example creating a pair of bike handles and playing a motorcycle racing game. The best part is that since it uses cardboard, it can be easily decorated with stickers, painting, and so on, with the limits being your creativity.
For now Nintendo has announced two kits – the Variety Kit priced at $70, and the Robot Kit priced at $80. Both are expected to be available come April 20, 2018, and we expect that there will be more kits in the future.