Despite Nintendo being the future-forward company that brought the world the Wii, the type of games console that broke the mould when it game to interactive gaming, its latest release still could have felt like a gloriously bizarre April fools—albeit a couple months early. Known as Nintendo Labo, the Japanese company’s latest innovation is an addition to the handheld Nintendo Switch that amounts to a series of cardboard add-ons that can be popped out of sheets and folded into props like power packs, pianos and fishing rods to be used with games.
Forget augmented reality, this super physical addition is the latest in gaming and despite the old school simplicity of the cardboard accessories, it’s the DIY nature of making, doing and hacking that appeals to the fans. Just another example of the maker movement flexing its considerable might. Check out the Nintendo Labo trailer here.
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