Ahead of the Nintendo Switch reveal from back in 2017, it was reported that Nintendo was looking into ways to integrate VR to the console. It was later proven to be true when a couple of months ago, Nintendo launched the Labo VR kit which kind of brought VR to the Switch console system.
Last month to everyone’s surprise, Nintendo announced a new Labo kit that basically introduced virtual reality (VR) features to the Switch. Given that the last time Nintendo attempted anything VR was with the Virtual Boy, it did come out of the blue. For those who need more reason to pick up the Labo kit, Nintendo has announced some updates for their existing games.
Last month it was reported that Nintendo could be working to bring virtual reality (VR) to the Nintendo Switch soon. The good news is that it looks like they have in a rather interesting way in the form of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. As you can see, this is a VR headset that is reminiscent of Google Cardboard where the Switch will act as the display for the VR […]
Nintendo’s Labo kits have been designed to an interesting way for players to take advantage of the Switch. It can also be viewed as an educational tool/toy where based on the user’s imagination, they can come up with all kinds of inventions. To help foster that creativity, Nintendo has since announced plans for a series of Labo Workshops.
When Nintendo announced the Labo kits, they unveiled two kits that customers could choose from. However if you’re looking for more variety, you’ll be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced the Vehicle Kit. Dubbed the Toy-Con 03 Vehicle Kit, this Labo kit is expected to be launched in September.
While Nintendo has provided creators with some templates and ideas on how to use its Labo kits, we’ve see how some creators have come up with some unique solutions. To that end, Nintendo also launched a Creators Contest to find the most creative uses of its Labo kits in which the winners of the contest have recently been announced.
The Nintendo Labo might seem like a toy at first glance, but as is the case with most gadgets, how you use it is up to you. For example while the Labo has been used for gaming purposes, we’ve also seen it used for non-gaming purposes, and that’s exactly what Chris McGivern is doing.
The Nintendo Labo kits were officially unveiled earlier this year and it seemed a bit like a niche product. However if you were thinking whether or not the Labo will be worth your investment, you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has recently updated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to make it compatible with the Labo.
Earlier this year Nintendo unveiled the Labo. It does feel a tad niche and we’re sure that there are some who are questioning the company’s decision. However it seems that the Labo has actually done pretty well, or at least well enough according to Nintendo’s standards. This is according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke to Forbes.
When Nintendo unveiled the Labo, they positioned it in such a way that it seemed like you could create anything with it. In fact we’re already starting to see how people are taking advantage of it to come up with some pretty clever and creative inventions, such as a controller for an electric wheelchair.
When the Nintendo Labo was unveiled, Nintendo also showed off various kits and things that users could do with it, such as building their own robots and what not. However it appears that some have taken the Labo and made practical use of it, such as in the case of Kentaro Yoshifuji of Ory Laboratory who used the Labo to control an electric wheelchair.
The Nintendo Labo kits were announced earlier this year where they provided Switch gamers with a new and physical way of enjoying their console. However if there was a questionable aspect of the Labo, it had to do with the fact that it is made mostly out of cardboard which sounds fragile.
If the recently unveiled Nintendo Labo kits for the Switch sound like something you might be interested in, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the kits are now available for pre-order. So far it seems that there are three different sets that you can order, such as the Robot Kit, the Variety Kit, and also the Customization Set.
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.