Forget toys to life. Nintendo just took it to the next level with games to life. Their new product, dubbed Labo, is a new cardboard DIY peripheral that kids can build and use to interact with their games.
You read that correctly, Nintendo has figured out a way to charge you for cardboard and all indications point to it being a success.
Want to build a fishing pole and fish from the comfort of your own home? You can do that. How about build a piano and play a tune? Yup, you can do that too. Build a steering wheel and race? Well, you get the point. Almost anything is possible now with Labo.
The Wii U may have gone out as a lamb, but Nintendo has returned with the Switch like a lion. Releasing April 20th for $69.99, you’ll receive a cartridge of interactive games and a variety of cardboard objects to build. You’ll even get stickers to personalize your creations.
Right after the reveal a friend sent me a message saying “he was born twenty years too early.” I couldn’t agree more, what a time to be a kid.
Nintendo is back in a big way and we are all better off because of it.
Author: Phil Neyman
Philip is better at buying video games than he is at playing them. He was once told “it must suck to love something so much and be so terrible at it.” As a boy he would write terrible poems about himself and Ross Perot. He enjoys the best and worst of all forms of media, but nothing in the middle. Puyo Puyo Tetris has almost caused unreconcilable differences between him and his wife. He’s never had a hangover, but not from lack of trying.