Three new videos released Thursday offers a bit more insight into the inner workings of Nintendo Labo, a cardboard peripheral and game mash-up coming April 20th.
The creation kits, which come with software and cardboard, not only walk you through the process of building your own controllers, you can watch videos to see how they work and use a special feature which shows the process of these creations working in real-time. The overview video, seen above, shows some of these features in action.
Some of the other neat revelations found in the overview video include the fact that the robo car uses IR sensors to navigate, that the piano can autoplay a song using punch cards and how you can invent your own contraptions using the Toy-Con garage.
The videos also show off some hinted at, but still surprising features built into Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons. You can build something called a Toy-Con scanner which uses the controller to capture images of objects held in front of it. This was something noted in one of the patents filed by Nintendo before the Switch was unveiled. While the ability is being used to create terrain in the Toy-Con Motorbike game, the patent notes that it could also be used to play games like Rock, Paper Scissors and Wii-sports like games including baseball. You can see the scanner in action about four minutes into the video below. Here are some of the things Nintendo pointed out about the Variety Kit.
In the Toy Con Robot Kit video, Nintendo walks through how the cardboard robot kit becomes a body-sized controller for a series of robot games the kit comes with. The games include city destroying elements, the ability to fly and drive around like a tank. There's also a robo studio mode that lets you use the Switch as a sound maker and you can use two kits and two sets of Joy-Cons to have robot battles on a TV. You can also level up and customize your robots. Check out all of the action below.