Nintendo has pulled the curtains back on its new DIY-themed Labo accessory for Switch, which allows players to cobble together their own unique, interactive concoctions known as Toy-Cons. Nintendo Labo will launch across Europe from April 27.
The new accessory comes in a variety of special packs made of modular cardboard, which can be crafted into anything from pianos, motorbikes, robots, and more. Each creation is then fully compatible with the Switch and Joy-Con pads in different ways, and plays into Ninty's philosophy of 'putting smiles on people's face' by inspiring 'creative minds and playful hearts alike.'
The Kyoto-based hardware giant teased a number of creations, including a 13-key piano that brings music to your ears once you've hooked it up to the Switch and the right Joy-Con. Notes are then played out via the console's built-in speaker and tracked by the IR Motion Camera.
Another possible concoction is the motorbike Labo, which revs to life by creating functioning handlebars equipped with a Switch in the middle and Joy-Cons on either side. When you're ready to burn rubber, just hit the ignition button and steer away using the Switch's screen to view your progress.
'Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches,' commented Nintendo Europe boss, Satoru Shibata.
'Nintendo Labo invites anyone with a creative mind and a playful heart to make, play and discover in new ways with Nintendo Switch. I personally hope to see many people enjoying making kits with their family members, with big smiles on their faces.'
Users can add a more personal touch to their Labo creations by splashing a dollop of paint on them or applying stickers to give them a unique flavor. Nintendo will further augment your customisation options with the release of a dedicated stencil, sticker, and coloured tape set on launch day.
Nintendo has confirmed two Labo kits so far, namely the Variety Kit (RC Car, Fishing Rod, House, Motorbike, and Piano) and the Robot kit (offering a fully wearable Robot suit). Check out a trailer for Nintendo Labo below.