Nintendo Reveals New Labo Toy-Con Kit Centered on Vehicles

Published: July 29, 2018 3:43 PM /


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Nintendo Labo, the cardboard construction kits for the Nintendo Switch, is off to a promising start. They've now announced the release of Toy-Con 3: Vehicle Kit. Not one to skimp on features, the kit has support for vehicles for the ground, sea, and sky, as shown off in their new trailer below.

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Like Nintendo's previous two Labo kits, this one includes multiple options for controller configuration. For the car enthusiast, the kit allows you to make your own steering wheel (and gas pedal) to control cars, buggies and any number of other land roving vehicles. The joystick controller will allow the player to pilot planes and helicopters as well as other airborne vehicles, while a combination of pedal and submersible controller allows the player to drive a submarine.

While previous Nintendo consoles like the Wii and Wii U have traditionally featured controller attachments for games, including the Wii Wheel and the Wii Zapper, the Toy-Con kit offers a broader range of controls in one simple package. Of course, this begs the question, will a Labo GameCube controller be included in the next kit?

The vehicle kit illustrates an important advantage of the Nintendo Labo for both consumers and game developers - accessibility. By cutting down or, for home cardboard enthusiasts, eliminating the costly necessity of buying extra vehicle controllers for the Switch, it broadens the audience that racing and other vehicle control games would have on the console.

The Labo Toy-Con 3: Vehicle Kit is set to retail at $69.99 on launch and is set to release on September 14, 2018.

What do you think of the new Toy-con? Are you itching to try it out or going to give it a pass? What future kits are you hoping Nintendo releases? Let us know in the comments below!

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