Nintendo’s next Labo kit coming in Sept, looks like next-gen Pilotwings

Despite anecdotal evidence that Nintendo’s cardboard-filled Labo series hasn’t yet sold gangbusters, the Japanese game maker is apparently going full-speed ahead with the weird series.

Nintendo took a late-Thursday opportunity to unveil the , coming this September to Nintendo Switch. The $69.99 product will include three separate build-your-own steering chassis: the Toy-Con Car, Toy-Con Plane, and Toy-Con Submarine.

(Toy-Con is Nintendo’s term for toys that combine folded cardboard pieces and Switch Joy-Con controllers.)

From the look of today’s reveal video, all three vehicles will be used to fly around a brand-new virtual island—meaning, not Wuhu Island, which was introduced in and . Players will be able to swap between the vehicles on the fly by switching a cardboard-and-controller “key” from one steering device to the next, while a second player will be able to join in by grabbing an additional cardboard aiming device to man a toy turret on whatever vehicle is in action.

The teaser video includes hints of kart racing, target practice, and other mini-games scattered around the island—which may help the product feel more like a fully fledged game, as opposed to the scattered elements of the and the slim-and-simple arcade mode of the . We’re hopeful the end result will feel like the true successor we’ve been wanting for years (though, admittedly, on 3DS tided us over to some extent).

Latest Articles

Related Articles