Nintendo Labo, an interactive build-and-play experience that combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations, will officially launch in Canada on Friday, April 20. Beloved science educator Bill Nye - "the Science Guy" - will be in Toronto to celebrate this launch alongside a lucky group of Toronto schoolchildren.
Bill Nye has been the face of popular science in North America ever since his eponymous PBS show launched in 1993 and he currently hosts the Emmy- nominated show Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix. At this very special event, the science educator will introduce Nintendo Labo to a group of Toronto kids, who will get the chance to explore all three stages of Nintendo Labo as they make, play and discover new experiences.
Nintendo Labo introduces a new way for people to play together – one that invites kids and those who are kids-at-heart to create their own play experiences. Nintendo Labo kits are specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch system and Joy-Con controllers, allowing kids to transform modular sheets of cardboard into interactive creations called Toy-Con – including a piano, a motorbike, a fishing rod, or a robot. There are two kits available at launch – Variety Kit and Robot Kit – which attendees will be able to experience at the event.
Nintendo Labo also lets kids discover the mechanics of how these interactive creations come to life and, using Toy-Con Garage mode, gives them a chance to redesign how Toy-Con operate or even build their very own Toy-Con creations.
See here to catch a glimpse of Nintendo Labo in action.
April 20, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Media registration opens at 10:45 a.m.
Shaftesbury Films 18 Logan Avenue, Toronto
SOURCE Nintendo of Canada
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