New Nintendo Labo videos show off imagination and interactivity

Nintendo Labo

Back in January when Nintendo announced its product that would “revolutionize interactive gaming’, everyone (me included) thought it would be dipping its toes into the virtual reality market. Yet it wasn’t VR or AR that it announced but, cARdboard. (Yes, it’s awful. I know.) The Nintendo Labo is possibly one of the most out unexpected products to come out of Nintendo, and that’s saying something. But as silly as Labo seems, it has the potential to be something truly amazing.

Most people can recount times from their childhoods where they, along with their friends, would use their imagination, maybe even playing with empty cardboard boxes. You could find boxes anywhere, and the possibilities were endless. Now those same boxes serve a higher purpose: Toy-Cons. Toy-Cons are the cardboard models that interact with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and power the Nintendo Labo. These vary from fishing poles to motorcycle handles and even a robot. The Labo is marketed for kids, but I can’t lie and say that piloting a giant robot wouldn’t be sweet.

Following the launch of the Switch last year, Nintendo is making it very clear that they’re trying to create unique ways of play for its consumers. After the less than stellar sales of the Wii U, Nintendo went through a rebranding and is making products geared towards everyone. An adult can purchase a Switch for its hardcore JRPGs like Xenoblade Chronicles, Project Octopath Traveler and Fire Emblem, while its more family-oriented market can sell Mario games and Labo.

If Nintendo continues to follow this with its spectacular sales of the Switch and producing hits Like Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, the competition is gonna have a rough time keeping up.

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