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Nintendo reveals third Labo release: The vehicle kit

Written by  Jul 27, 2018

Nintendo has revealed the third kit in its Labo series of cardboard constructions for Switch, and the first new one since Labo launched.

Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit lets you build bespoke controllers for a car, airplane and submarine which can be played with in the accompanying software.

A release date for the Vehicle Kit was also announced: 14th September. UK pricing wasn't revealed, although in the US, the Vehicle Kit will cost $69.99 - the same price as the Variety Kit, which retails for 50-60 in the UK, and $10 cheaper than the Robot Kit.

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Also see: Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: All you need to know

The announcement trailer shows a steering wheel being used to drive an off-road buggy, a flight stick to fly a small prop plane, and a device with two control wheels being used to steer a submersible with two rotating motors. A "key" housing a Joy-Con remote is slotted into the controllers to transform one vehicle into another in-game. There's also a pedal that can be used with all three vehicles.

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Nintendo says that a second key can be used to invite a "co-pilot" to join the fun: in the video, one player can be seen driving the car while the second uses the flight stick controller to shoot a gun at targets from the back seat.

Judging by the video, the three vehicles can be used to explore an open island environment featuring a number of mini-games and interactions, including races, target practice, giant golf and what appears to be a vehicular version of Nintendo's springy-limb fighter Arms.

Eurogamer's Martin Robinson, who is supposed to be on holiday, got in touch to say of the Vehicle Kit: "I'm selling my T500 Thrustmaster and replacing it with this."

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