Reggie: Nintendo Labo Toy-Cons Could Potentially be Used in Other Titles

If you’re still trying to figure out what on earth Nintendo Labo is all about, don’t worry, my mind is still melted over the whole thing. Basically, they’re cardboard crafts called Toy-Cons which are assembled IKEA-style and can be manipulated through the use of the Switch and Joy-Con controllers.

It’s a very creative concept, which has some folks wondering to what extent the Labo Toy-Cons will be used. According to  Nintendo of America President Reggie-Fils Aime, it looks like there are possibilities for the Toy-Cons to be used beyond the Labo sets.

In a recent interview with TIME, Reggie mentioned that the Toy-Cons could be incorporated into other forms of gameplay, but the  primary focus right now is Nintendo Labo:

“Can [the Toy-Cons] be incorporated into other forms of gameplay? Certainly. But right now we think if we effectively communicate the power of the idea with Nintendo Labo [and] really enable players to make their creations, personalize them, and enjoy the [inherent] gameplay experiences . . . We think that’s going to be a great way to start and then progress down the path.”

This seems to point to the Toy-Cons being used in more ‘traditional’ titles, like how there were various accessories for the Nintendo Wii used across different games. This could work, but I think the Toy-Cons should stay attached to the Labo brand. They are cardboard sets after all, so applying them to other areas could but a damper on the already limited durability. But who knows, Nintendo, or even third-party developers, could potentially find interesting new ways to make use of the Toy-Cons outside of Labo.


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.