I’m Sold on Nintendo Labo’s New Vehicle Kit

When Nintendo Labo debuted back in April, I thought it was pretty neat looking and an interesting idea. It showed some intriguing possibilities, but it wasn’t something I, personally, was looking to get into. I’ve loved seeing some of the incredible things gamers have created, but I’ve been content to sit back and watch others have fun with it…Until last night. 

Nintendo has revealed the next Labo kit, which will launch this September and allows gamers to take control of three vehicles. In this set you can build a steering wheel (with gas pedal), a flight stick, and submarine controller which you’ll then use to control on screen vehicles through the Switch. I mean, it sounds simple, but it looks really freaking cool. Check out the trailer to see for yourself: 

Man! I mean, sure, we don’t know much about the gameplay itself here beyond driving around, flying, and diving, but I’m loving the idea of building your own controllers to use them. I love flying games, so being able to build and use my own flight stick in a game has me all kinds of giddy. I’m not sure how well it will work, or if we’d be able to utilize those builds for other games (imagine being able to use the steering wheel for any racer on the system), but this is the most excited I’ve been for Labo so far. 

Buckle up for a new adventure while sitting in the driver’s seat of a car, a submarine and a plane with the Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit, launching on Sept. 14. This new Nintendo Labo kit is designed to work with the Nintendo Switch system*, and contains materials to build a variety of customizable cardboard creations called Toy-Con, including a Car, a Submarine, a Plane, a Pedal, two Keys and more. By inserting one of the assembled Keys into any of the vehicles, 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!

Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit will unlock even more ways for people to make, play and discover together, as they speed through races, battle cars equipped with extendable arms and explore a mysterious world. 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.

As with every Nintendo Labo kit, Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit includes its own unique Nintendo Switch software designed to work with the included Toy-Con projects. Enjoy the fun of making each Toy-Con creation, playing immersive games with them, discovering how they work and even inventing new ways to play. All materials needed to complete each Toy-Con creations are included – no glue, tape, or scissors required!

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. Toy-Con Garage encourages players to experiment with the Toy-Con creations they’ve built or craft their own original designs using handy household items like paper cups, stickers and ribbon. With Toy-Con Garage, the possibilities of Nintendo Labo become almost limitless – players of all ages can enjoy hours of inventing, tinkering, crafting, playing and enriching fun.

The Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit will launch on September 14th for $69.99. 

-Jordan