Just when you thought Nintendo couldn’t come up with a weirder niche product to sell to its base, they announce a way to have cardboard cut-outs interact with their games.
On Wednesday, Nintendo announced its latest weird product: Nintendo Labo, a “new interactive experience” for the Nintendo Switch console. Set for release in April, Nintendo Labo kits encourage users to build cardboard cut-outs that attach to the Switch’s Joy-Cons and the portable display and interact with software. Two kits were announced for the April launch: the variety kit and the robot kit.
According to the new Nintendo Labo website, the Variety Kit includes the makings for 2 RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano. The kit is priced at $69.99. The Robot Kit, on the other hand, allows users to build the makings of a cardboard robot to attach to the user and is priced at $79.99. Both kits will be in stores on April 20. If past new product launches are any indication, good luck getting your hands on any of these before Christmas…
The company released a video introducing the concept for those of us who may be left scratching our heads: