Earlier this month, Nintendo knocked the socks off of the Internet with just a few slabs of cardboard. Literally.
Nintendo Labo was revealed a few weeks ago as a new way to play with the Nintendo Switch. The constructible, DIY toy-sets are made out of cardboard and interact with the Switch console via software, essentially bringing the creations to life and allowing them to function as more than just models. Various ‘Toy-Con’ creations were shown off such as a house, piano, fishing pole, motorcycle handlebar, R/C insect and more. While this incredibly zany idea has already caused quite a stir, it doesn’t look like it’s the only new form of interaction for the Switch that’s coming.
Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal reported that he’s heard from “people familiar with development plans” that Nintendo has more peripherals in the pipeline for the Switch, but exact details were not given. Here is the full quote:
People familiar with the development plans said new peripheral hardware devices for the Switch are planned, without elaborating.
There’s no way to guess what it could be, but after Labo, basically, anything is possible at this point. It will be interesting to see if these new peripherals turn out to be more on the creative/weird side like Labo or something a little bit more traditional that will make more ‘core gamers’ happy. Only time will tell.
While Mochizuki’s sources might very well be legitimate, this news will be labeled as a rumor since it’s not an official statement/announcement from Nintendo itself.