You Can Play the Nintendo Labo Before Launch – Here’s How

You Can Get Your Hands on the Nintendo Labo Early 

Yesterday Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Labo, a whole new way to play the Switch! While reactions to the new and innovative creation tool were mixed, there is a way to play before you pay. That’s right, you can get your hands on the Labo before it launches in April.

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The purpose of the new tool seems to be on a fun family experience, especially for those who are very creative. And yes, it would seem because of this, it is made out of cardboard. Even for those who are on the fence because of the material used for the Labo, there’s definitely no denying its versatility. Despite the mixed reactions about the Nintendo Labo, both the variety kit and the robot kit are already reaching the top of the sales charts on Amazon!

So, if you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you, there is a way to get your hands on it before launch. Of course, like most things, there are a few restrictions. Nintendo will be hosting a few demo stations for the Labo kits before it launches on April 20th. For those of you who are willing to travel, or for those of you who live in the New York City and San Francisco areas, get excited because these demos will take place in both cities. You can find the dates available below.

New York City

  • February 2-3

San Francisco

  • March 2-4

Sign ups are open now until January 21st at 11:59 PST/ 2:59 EST. You can sign up for the three hour event here. Make sure you bring a child between the ages of 6 and 12 however, as the Labo is being marketed for families and you cannot get into the event without accompanying someone within that age range.

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If you missed the big reveal yesterday, here is how the Nintendo Labo is described on the official website:

  • Build Toy-Con creations with step-by-step instructions
  • Add your Nintendo Switch console and have fun with the included software
  • Explore how the mechanics work as you build and play with your Toy-Con creation
  • Bring out your creativity with color, paint, stickers, or other original crafting ideas
  • Dream up new ways to use your Toy-Con creations…and bring them to life

The Nintendo Labo creation tool starts at $69.99 USD and will launch on April 20, 2018. Will you be picking one up? Let us know your thoughts on the latest Nintendo creation in the comments below and keep it locked for updates!