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As most of us are still unsure if a DIY add-on for the Nintendo Switch is a good idea, the company has released a series of new in-depth videos that show off what we can expect to do with Nintendo Labo.

As previously revealed during the Labo’s Direct announcement, there will be two kits available to purchase on April 27th—the Variety kit and Robot kit. While each uses the same cardboard peripherals that combine with the Switch, both kits arrive with unique software filled with different Toy-Con possibilities. Surprisingly, there’s a lot to be learned, so we’ve broken down the three trailers below.

Variety Kit

RC Car

  • After attaching a Joy-Con to each side of the cardboard car, vibrations move down the legs to move it left and right
  • Users can control the car with the Switch’s touchscreen
  • An IR motion camera inside the Joy-Con can use markers to see where it’s going and drive by itself
  • Users can also see through the camera on their screen
  • Bonus parts can be attached to give the Toy-Con a different look

Fishing Rod

  • A fishing rod can be made with a reel and string that interacts with the Switch’s touchscreen
  • After building the rod, users can put the string behind the Switch’s touchscreen to mimic their own watering hole
  • Once a fish is on the hook, you can reel it in to be kept in an aquarium
  • Cutting out paper and scanning it into the game will make new custom fish

House

  • Similar to the fishing rod Toy-Con, the house is an interactive area
  • Users can change the living area of a little cotton ball-like creature
  • Insert different blocks on the outside of the cardboard Toy-Con for different effects:
    • Button block turns day to night
    • Crank block helps the monster go to sleep
    • Key block floods the room
    • Cable block makes portals
  • Combining blocks creates different areas for mini-games, like bowling and a side-scrolling mine cart ride

Motorbike

  • This Toy-Con builds together to make handlebars
  • Using the Switch’s screen, a Grand Prix racing circuit can be navigated
  • Holding the handlebars, users can:
    • Lean their body to turn
    • Pull back to dash or perform a wheelie during a jump
  • Scan different objects in using the IR camera to make new circuits
  • Each race can be customized by changing the overall landscape, adding boost items, and weather

Piano

  • Pressing the keys will mimic the sounds of a piano and shaking while playing will offer reverb
  • Different dials can be attached to make new sounds, including cat meows, a chorus, and a man’s voice
  • Recording studio can make custom songs
  • Cut out a Waveform card to create custom sounds
  • A Rhythm card can be also be scanned in to create a melody and compose a song. A Joy-Con can then be used to conduct

Robot Kit

  • The Toy-Con is wearable and includes a visor, backpack, and robot shoes. The pieces are tied together with a string similar to the fishing rod Toy-Con
  • Users can extend an arm to punch, move their feet to walk, and lean left or right to change direction
  • Using the Switch’s screen, the goal of the Toy-Con is to destroy anything in the city to rack up points
  • Special moves can turn users into a plane, car, and flying robot
    • Spread arms to fly over the city
    • Crouch to enter car mode
  • Lowering the visor will enter a first-person mode for more accurate attacks
  • Apart from the city game, the challenge mode offers different quests for users to complete
    • Destroy a certain number of enemies
    • Perform a kick screw attack
  • Insert screws to change the color scheme of the robot
  • Two users with robot Toy-Con can utilize one screen to fight each other

Overview

While the final trailer offers a brief overview of the two main kits, there’s a better look at the Toy-Con Garage feature. It seems users can watch in-depth videos on the various Toy-Cons to see how they work. They also offer experiments to try so that players can discover new functionalities. Thankfully, creating a new mechanic looks simple, as users work with basic inputs and outputs to build into something more complex. The video features a large coin bank where dropping a certain number can mimic different Mario sounds. Overall, the possibilities of what can be built seem endless, but it’ll likely take using the product for yourself to fully appreciate the appeal.

Nintendo Labo launches on April 27th.

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Source: Eurogamer


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Nintendo Labo looks even cooler in these new trailers

Still on the fence about Labo's DIY aesthetic? These videos offer a ton of new details on what the kits can do.

By Evan Slead | 02/15/2018 12:30 PM PT | Updated 02/15/2018 03:55 PM PT

Video

As most of us are still unsure if a DIY add-on for the Nintendo Switch is a good idea, the company has released a series of new in-depth videos that show off what we can expect to do with Nintendo Labo.

As previously revealed during the Labo’s Direct announcement, there will be two kits available to purchase on April 27th—the Variety kit and Robot kit. While each uses the same cardboard peripherals that combine with the Switch, both kits arrive with unique software filled with different Toy-Con possibilities. Surprisingly, there’s a lot to be learned, so we’ve broken down the three trailers below.

Variety Kit

RC Car

  • After attaching a Joy-Con to each side of the cardboard car, vibrations move down the legs to move it left and right
  • Users can control the car with the Switch’s touchscreen
  • An IR motion camera inside the Joy-Con can use markers to see where it’s going and drive by itself
  • Users can also see through the camera on their screen
  • Bonus parts can be attached to give the Toy-Con a different look

Fishing Rod

  • A fishing rod can be made with a reel and string that interacts with the Switch’s touchscreen
  • After building the rod, users can put the string behind the Switch’s touchscreen to mimic their own watering hole
  • Once a fish is on the hook, you can reel it in to be kept in an aquarium
  • Cutting out paper and scanning it into the game will make new custom fish

House

  • Similar to the fishing rod Toy-Con, the house is an interactive area
  • Users can change the living area of a little cotton ball-like creature
  • Insert different blocks on the outside of the cardboard Toy-Con for different effects:
    • Button block turns day to night
    • Crank block helps the monster go to sleep
    • Key block floods the room
    • Cable block makes portals
  • Combining blocks creates different areas for mini-games, like bowling and a side-scrolling mine cart ride

Motorbike

  • This Toy-Con builds together to make handlebars
  • Using the Switch’s screen, a Grand Prix racing circuit can be navigated
  • Holding the handlebars, users can:
    • Lean their body to turn
    • Pull back to dash or perform a wheelie during a jump
  • Scan different objects in using the IR camera to make new circuits
  • Each race can be customized by changing the overall landscape, adding boost items, and weather

Piano

  • Pressing the keys will mimic the sounds of a piano and shaking while playing will offer reverb
  • Different dials can be attached to make new sounds, including cat meows, a chorus, and a man’s voice
  • Recording studio can make custom songs
  • Cut out a Waveform card to create custom sounds
  • A Rhythm card can be also be scanned in to create a melody and compose a song. A Joy-Con can then be used to conduct

Robot Kit

  • The Toy-Con is wearable and includes a visor, backpack, and robot shoes. The pieces are tied together with a string similar to the fishing rod Toy-Con
  • Users can extend an arm to punch, move their feet to walk, and lean left or right to change direction
  • Using the Switch’s screen, the goal of the Toy-Con is to destroy anything in the city to rack up points
  • Special moves can turn users into a plane, car, and flying robot
    • Spread arms to fly over the city
    • Crouch to enter car mode
  • Lowering the visor will enter a first-person mode for more accurate attacks
  • Apart from the city game, the challenge mode offers different quests for users to complete
    • Destroy a certain number of enemies
    • Perform a kick screw attack
  • Insert screws to change the color scheme of the robot
  • Two users with robot Toy-Con can utilize one screen to fight each other

Overview

While the final trailer offers a brief overview of the two main kits, there’s a better look at the Toy-Con Garage feature. It seems users can watch in-depth videos on the various Toy-Cons to see how they work. They also offer experiments to try so that players can discover new functionalities. Thankfully, creating a new mechanic looks simple, as users work with basic inputs and outputs to build into something more complex. The video features a large coin bank where dropping a certain number can mimic different Mario sounds. Overall, the possibilities of what can be built seem endless, but it’ll likely take using the product for yourself to fully appreciate the appeal.

Nintendo Labo launches on April 27th.

Read More

Source: Eurogamer



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.