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Nintendo's latest accessories for the Switch will set your inner child free

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With each Nintendo Labo kit, inspired minds across all generations can transform modular sheets of cardboard - specially created to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers - into interactive creations called Toy-Con. It uses cardboard pieces (25 branded sheets are included in each set) to create different, custom-made accessories for the console, from RC cars to robots. Moments ago, Nintendo revealed Nintendo Labo, a DIY play kit which enables players and families to build their very own "Toy-Con" creations, which are brought to life by the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and system. "Nintendo Labo is a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences that combine DIY creations with the magic of Nintendo", reads a description.

Nintendo has now announced two sets - the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit - which will be available on April 20th. An add-on Customization Kit that includes stencils, stickers, and colored tape will be sold for $9.99. These devices let players then play various games with their Nintendo Switch, from a musical rhythm game to a mech combat title. In another instance, the player docks their Switch faces the TV screen and uses the Robot Kit to punch enemies or constructions. Of course, a Nintendo Switch console is required to do any of these things. The latter, featuring the wearable robot suit (!) will set you back $79.99.

Nintendo unveiled a new product on Wednesday evening, named "Labo".

Nintendo Labo is a $69.99 cardboard kit that utilizes the Switch's joy-con controllers to offer a bunch of different interactive experiences on the Switch. They're sure not for everyone, but Labo is a real testament to Nintendo's relentless creativity with its hardware.

There's no scissors or glue needed, everything you need to make the sets are included in the box and come flat-pack. It will be interesting to see if Nintendo continues to push the concept and released more complicated Toy-Con kits in the future. Players will be able to purchase the Robot Kit for $80 and the Variety Kit for $70.

For starters, Labo appeals to a generation of kids who may not necessarily be interested in Airfix kits, but are big video game fans. Have fun discovering how it works - you might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con creation.

To gain more understanding of how the Nintendo Labo works, check out the creatively done first-look trailer below.

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