Hey, it turns out that recent rumors about a Nintendo peripheral or accessory reveal were right on the money. Today, Nintendo officially revealed Nintendo Labo, build-and-play cardboard sets that will offer new ways to interact with your Nintendo Switch. It’s a DIY experience “specifically crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart.”

Using perforated cardboard, Nintendo Switch owners can craft cute cardboard creations like a 13-key piano, a fishing rod, a fishing rod, and even a control apparatus for a robot. Nintendo is calling these “Toy-Cons.”

So, just what does these Toy-Cons do? Well, by inserting your Joy-Con controllers into the Toy-Cons, you’ll be able to play with these toys in games that mimic real-life play with these objects. Put the Joy-Con in the cardboard piano, and you’ll be able to play a piano-themed game on your Switch.

It simply has to be seen to be believed. Check out the trailer here.

You’ll be able to personalize and deck out your Toy-Con creations. You can color them in, draw stencils on them, add stickers, and more. For younger gamers, it gives a fun arts-and-crafts spin to customizing their console gaming experience.

Nintendo Labo will release on April 20. Two kits have been announced so far: the Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit and Toy-Con 02 Robot Kit. The Variety Kit comes with two RC Cars, one fishing rod, a piano, a house, and a motorcycle. The Robot Kit focuses on a cute cardboard robot suit.

Nintendo Labo

Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit will be priced at $69.99, while Toy-Con 02 Robot Kit will be priced at $79.99. Each kit comes with its own software– so don’t worry; that isn’t the price of cardboard alone.

You can also buy a customization set; which includes “fun stencils, stickers and colored tape;” for $9.99.

For more information, check out the official page.

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