Nintendo Labo is an unprecedented idea for the company, yet one that makes perfect sense given how Nintendo has always been one to march to the beat of its own drum. Though two kits were revealed in the initial announcement for Labo, it seems that this is a long term initiative that the company will continue revisiting in the Switch’s future, sort of like amiibo.
Although Labo still doesn’t launch for a few months, TIME was still eager to hear what Nintendo plans on doing with the concept in the future. According to Reggie Fils-Aime, it sounds like there’s much more planned for Labo further on down the road:
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.
On the subject of third parties, Reggie said that nothing is going on right now, but that a successful launch could lead to something more interesting:
While there’s nothing to announce today, certainly if we’re successful with Labo, it can create future opportunities.
What do you think? How else do you think Labo can be implemented? Which third parties do you think would jump on board with this? Share your thoughts in the comments below.