Apparently, Nintendo does not think its Labo kits, which release next week, are going to provide enough accessory options for Switch users. They want to “evolve” the ways the device can be used.
The company just announced it is partnering with venture capital firm Scrum Ventures to seek out startups to make Switch accessories. Labo leverages the device’s modular nature to allow kids (and adults) to create fun peripherals toys that go beyond video games. But that’s not enough for Nintendo.
It seems the company also wants to invest in small companies or teams from larger firms, as well as university researchers, to create modular accessories that will provide the Switch with even more functionality. Nintendo is looking for those with interest in developing “components, sensors, chips, or other add-ons” for the device.