Back in April, Nintendo Labo took the world by storm in unique new ways, with cardboard. The kits allowed you to create a ranged of different ToyCons and play with them in various ways by using the Nintendo Switch hardware and software. Labo also came with some really cool creation tools so you could programme your own ToyCon too. We absolutely loved Nintendo Labo, don’t believe us? Check out our review!
If you are starting to feel bored with all the ToyCon you’ve built already, then you’re in luck as Nintendo Labo is going all terrain in the newly announced Vehicle Kit. This kit allows you to create ToyCons like a Car, a Submarine, a Plane, a Pedal, two Keys and more, you can also seem to change your vehicle on the fly in one huge world. Best of all, there isn’t long to wait as the kit releases on the 14th September 2017… in just over a month!
Check out the press release after the break!
27th July 2018 – Buckle up for a brand new adventure while sitting in the driver’s seat of a car, a submarine and a plane with the Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kitfor the Nintendo Switch console, launching on 14th September. You can watch Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit – Announcement Trailer on the Nintendo Labo YouTube channel.
This brand-new Nintendo Labo kit contains materials to build a variety of customisable cardboard creations called Toy-Con, including a Car, a Submarine, a Plane, a Pedal, two Keys and more. Insert one of the assembled Keys into any of the vehicles to enjoy a variety of fun games and activities. Changing between vehicles while adventuring is easy – just remove the key from one and slot it into another to transform from an airplane pilot to a submarine captain.
“Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches,” said Stephan Bole, Nintendo of Europe’s COO/President. “We hope that the new Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit, which allows players to build three different vehicles and play with them together, will introduce totally new players to the unique combination of making, playing, and discovering.”
Since its introduction in April, Nintendo Labo has inspired creative minds and playful hearts alike by providing the tools and technology to make fun DIY creations, play games with your creations, and discover how Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality*. Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit will unlock even more ways for family and friends to make, play and discover together, as they speed through races, battle cars equipped with extendable arms and explore a mysterious world. Each vehicle features its own controls and special moves and, with the second key, players can even invite a co-pilot along on their in-game journey. Real-world interactions with the Toy-Con creations instantly translate into in-game actions to create a truly immersive experience – from pulling the cord on the Car to pop a wheelie, pushing the button on the Submarine to launch a grappling hook, and more.
As with every Nintendo Labo kit, Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit includes its own unique Nintendo Switch software designed to work with the included Toy-Con building projects. Players can enjoy the fun of making each Toy-Con creation, playing immersive games with them, discovering how they work, and even inventing new ways to play. All materials needed to complete each Toy-Con creation are included – no glue, tape, or scissors required.
The possibilities of Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit can be expanded even further with Toy-Con Garage. This intuitive and interactive programming tool is included with every Nintendo Labo kit and features a simple, visual interface and handy tutorials designed for players of all ages. Toy-Con Garage encourages players to experiment with the Toy-Con creations they’ve built or craft their own original designs using handy household items like paper cups, stickers and ribbon. This mode introduces simple principles of technology, allowing players to combine various simple inputs and outputs to invent their own new ways to play. Use the Joy-Con to play guitar sounds, make the Joy-Con vibrate by pressing buttons or make explosion sounds by shaking them – with Toy-Con Garage, the possibilities of Nintendo Labo become almost limitless, and players of all ages can enjoy hours of inventing, tinkering, crafting, playing, and enriching fun.
Stay tuned to the Nintendo Labo website for more information about Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit.
To start making, playing and discovering right now, check out the Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit and Nintendo Labo: Robot Kit, which are available now. Plus, don’t forget the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest is accepting submissions from creative minds until 7th September, with a very special Nintendo Switch system available as a prize.