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Nintendo Created a Cardboard-Style Switch You Can't Buy

27 June 2018

You can play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in TV mode using the Toy-Con Motorbike, or insert the Nintendo Switch system directly into the Motorbike's dashboard to play it on-the-go!

Nintendo Labo is one of the quirker peripherals now available for the Switch. Nintendo Labo is essentially a platform that allows you to build your own Switch peripherals from cardboard. You use the Labo the same way you'd use an arcade controller - twist the throttle, lean the handle to turn. Fans in the USA or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older can enter their creations in the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2. Aside from the cardboard color and textured accents, as well as the dock's Nintendo Labo branding, it's just a regular Switch.

Submissions will start on the Nintendo Labo website on 19 July and close on 7 September, but entrants can start preparing right now.

Labo is a unusual cookie even by Nintendo standards.

Nintendo has announced that a new update is available now for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with the update specifically providing compatibility for the game with Nintendo Labo. Those with the best creations will earn a number of prizes, potentially including a cardboard-themed Nintendo Switch. Whether you're a master inventor or a creative spirit, anyone can take part and have a chance to win some fantastic prizes, including a special Nintendo Switch system. It wasn't made to appeal to them.

Nintendo has rolled out a new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch. Or, more accurately, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting Labo support.

But by adding Labo support for one of its most popular games, Nintendo may be trying to bridge that gap.

Nintendo Created a Cardboard-Style Switch You Can't Buy