Developer/ publisher Nintendo ( EPD) Format Switch Origin Japan Release April 27
Nintendo is targeting the mainstream with this wondrously creative new initiative, but this is essential stuff for anyone with an interest in the future of interactive entertainment. Jarring as it may seem to herald something made from such humble materials as the future, Labo seems like a sure-fire success – it reflects a Nintendo that is again near the peak of its powers, expressing its confidence through daring creativity while nudging the medium forward. We wondered how Switch could possibly top its sublime first year. Here, in a piano, a robot suit and a motorbike, hewn from cardboard and lengths of string, we find our answer.