Zoom, zoom, zoom!
It’s a car! It’s a submarine! It’s a plane! Zoom off to new heights with the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit for the Nintendo Switch, launching September 14, 2018.
It’ll come with the materials to build a handful of cardboard customisations, known as Toy-Con; a Car, a Submarine, a Plane, a Pedal, two Keys, and more, and you’ll put these Keys into your vehicles. Switching between vehicles is easy – just switch Keys!
“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.”
This vehicle kit will give players even more ways to have fun and be creative; speed through races, battle cars equipped with extendable arms, and explore a mysterious world. Each vehicle has its own controls and special moves; with the second key, players can even invite a co-pilot along on their in-game journey.
Real world interactions = in game reactions, so pull the cord on the Car to pop a wheelie, push the button on the Submarine to launch a grappling hook, and more for you to discover along the way. As always, there’s unique software for the Switch designed to work with this new project, and there’s all the materials included to make them included in the pack.
You can also expand your Vehicle Kit further with the Toy-Con Garage, included in every Nintendo Labo kit and is easy for anyone to pick up and play. It encourages players to experiment with the Toy-Con creations they’ve built or craft original designs using things around the house, such as 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. You’ll be able to use the Joy-Con to play guitar sounds, make the Joy-Con vibrate by pressing buttons, or make explosion sounds by shaking them.
Sound fun? The Nintendo Labo Creators Contest is running until September 7, 2018, with a special Switch system as a prize, so get creating!