Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit Takes the Cardboard Fun to the Land, Sea, and Air


Nintendo Labo wasn’t the sales success some were expecting when it was released earlier this year, but The Big N isn’t giving up on their line of quirky cardboard peripherals. Today the publisher announced the Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit, which lets you create controllers for a dune buggy, plane, and unique aquatic vehicle. Interestingly, Nintendo is focusing more on the video game aspect of Labo this time around – the Vehicle Kit trailer, which you can check out below, shows a lot of Switch gameplay, but not all that much building.

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Here’s Nintendo’s official description of the Vehicle Kit:

This new Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit is designed to work with the Nintendo Switch, and contains materials to build a variety of customizable cardboard creations, including a Car, a Submarine, a Plane, a Pedal, two Keys and more. By inserting one of the assembled Keys into any of the vehicle controls, players can enjoy a variety of fun games and activities. Changing between vehicles while adventuring is a cinch – simply pull the Key out of one and slot it into another to transform from an airplane pilot to a submarine captain!

Each vehicle features its own controls and special moves, and with the second Key, players can even invite a co-pilot along on their in-game journey. Interacting with the assembled Toy-Con creations instantly translates into in-game actions to create a truly immersive experience – from pulling the cord on the Car to pop a wheelie, pushing the button on the Submarine to launch a grappling hook and so much more.

The possibilities of Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit can be expanded even further with Toy-Con Garage. This intuitive and interactive programming tool is included with every Nintendo Labo kit and features a simple, visual interface and handy tutorials designed for players of all ages.

Looks like a lot of fun, like all Nintendo Labo stuff. Hopefully Nintendo sticks with the concept – at least until my son is old enough to start bending cardboard!

Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit launches on September 14. The kit will cost $70.