In a surprise announcement this morning, Nintendo revealed a free downloadable update for that will allow the Switch game to be controlled using the Toy-Con Motorbike controller constructed with the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit.
As shown in a brief preview video, the cardboard enclosure uses the Joy-Con’s gyroscopic motion sensing to detect a handle twist for acceleration and leaning to steer.
The setup reminds us of nothing so much as the plastic Wii Wheel accessory that came with , albeit with a bit more assembly required—Nintendo recommends 90 to 150 minutes to put together the Toy-Con motorbike.
While the Labo software already encourages users to design, construct, and program their own Switch-based cardboard devices, this is the first sign Nintendo is interested in expanding the Labo construction concept to work with outside software. And it’s not likely to be the last: in a press release, Nintendo says “more titles will be compatible with Nintendo Labo in the future.”
We’re sure that means we’ll be using the Toy-Con piano in a surprise Switch re-release of any day now. Yup… any day now…