I don't really have much of a comment on this. It's for kids (as even Nintendo says), and if I was younger, I think I'd love this.
But let's be honest. Nintendo will produce it in limited quantities, and scalpers will snap them all up and put them on eBay for $$$ where they'll be bought by the real target audience: rich collectors.
This has gotta be the weirdest thing Nintendo has announced in years. On one hand I'm happy to see finally the result of that Nintendo patent for a battery free Switch controller peripheral. i.redd.it/c1mtxkktepa01.png But with that I was expecting something made out of plastic and not cardboard. I just wonder how durable will it be with repeated use or dropping it or how it handles after being stored. Especially with that back pack in the Robot Kit, that thing looks HUGE! How would someone store it without having to disassemble it or worry about crushing it?
While it looks fun and pretty innovative (and finally gets a good use out of the infrared camera in the right Joy Con). The price for it seems pretty steep even with the game included in the price. Even Nintendo is giving away the templates for free, you still need the game.
Thoughts on the individual "Toy Con's" Variety Kit -RC bug, an interesting use of both Joy Con to make RC vehicle that functions like a bristlebot/hexbug nano and moves through controller vibration. -Motorcycle handle bars, thought it was going to jet ski handlebars for something like Wave Race. -Virtual Pet House, strange looking, how much interaction/gameplay can one get with the pet by putting the controller into different holes? -Fishing rod, looks fun, Nintendo Life preview of it made sound interesting. -Piano, wow that looks pretty complex, be interesting to see what music you can get out of it.
Robot Kit -The Wii U's Project Giant Robot returns! Looks neat, but might be cringy to play. Also how to store bulky backpack?
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE, LABO RETURNS WITH . . .
. . . Vehicle Kit.
Put your pedal to the metal cardboard and build controllers for a car, plane, submarine vehicles.
I have to say this kit actually look interesting with the transforming vehicle and possibly open world, the co-op looks cool as well. In a interesting note all the different Toy Con that this game uses appear in the original trailer (including the subs controller) meaning that the other Toy Con such as the camera, gun, bird? could possibly exist with future Labo kits.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2018 2:15:54 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe got an update sometime ago to have the motorbike Toy-Con be compatible. It was just announced today that the steering wheel/foot pedal from the vehicle kit will also be compatible. Also the 3rd party game Deemo will gain support for the Piano Toy Con, making it the first 3rd party to get Labo support.
A preview event for the vehicle kit happen in NYC, so more info should be coming out.
7 minute feature video for Vehicle Kit. Goes into detail about the games features and gameplay and Toy-Con controls (who would have thought that the two levels had rotating knobs to activate different features like the buzzsaw or bomb arm? Even that strange looking Sub controller has simple gears inside it?)
Most important new feature, CUSTOM CONTROLS (at 6:06) allows for customized control of Labo game itself, including playing with motion controls or just using regular control stick and buttons or even buttons on the touch screen with no additional cardboard peripherals. Can also be used for the multiplayer modes instead of having to get more Toy-Con of the same type.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2018 1:35:01 GMT -5 by Da Robot