Nintendo Labo lands in the US, Australia and Japan | Pocket

Nintendo’s new gaming and construction platform for the Switch is now available in the US, Australia and Japan.

The Nintendo Labo is a flexible array of cardboard components that work in tandem with the user’s imagination to change up how the Switch plays. It’s been designed as a way to teach the principles of engineering, physics, and basic programming to young users.

There are currently two kits available for purchase, which are the variety kit and the robot kit.

The variety kit includes accessories to create a remote-controlled car, fishing rod, piano, motorbike and a house. The kit also comes with a game cartridge that contains interactive instructions of how to assemble each toy-con.

Meanwhile the robot kit offers up parts to create a mecha suit that includes a visor which holds the left Joy-Con for motion sensing and a backpack that holds the right Joy-Con, which reads hand and feet swings.

The robot kit also includes a variety of modes to take to in your new mech such as a versus mode to take on other players and a robo-studio suite to access a soundboard of effects along with a hanger to customise your appearance.


In the case of breakage, Nintendo said consumers can buy replacements for specific pieces. So far there are 11 listings across the robot and variety kits, Ranging from $2.99 (for the RC Car) up to $13.99.

Our sister-site Pocket Gamer has described the Nintendo Labo as a “cardboard miracle”. You can read the preview here.

The Nintendo Labo will release in Europe April 27th.

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