While Sony and Microsoft are busy stuffing more and more high-tech super-powered hardware into their consoles, Nintendo has announced Labo, a “new interactive experience” that involves making your own cardboard controllers for Switch.
Also, obligatory loot boxes versus cardboard boxes lololol joke.
Besides themed games, each Nintendo Labo kit features modular cardboard sheets that can be cut up, folded, and built into custom Joy-Con – or, according to the marketing blurb, “Toy-Con” – accessories, including a fishing rod, RC car, and… functioning 13-key piano.
“As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and plays each note through the console’s built-in speakers,” explains the press stuff. “Budding musicians can also experiment with their own musical creations.”
It’s out on 27 April. And the inevitable video of somebody finishing Dark Souls with a cardboard oven will be out whenever.