Nintendo announces Nintendo Labo 'VR Kit'

The new Toy-Con-as Labo kits are called-launches on April 12, and includes new minigames as well as additional physical cardboard to make the VR headset.

The six separate VR Toy-Con projects include the VR Goggles, Blaster, Camera, Elephant, Bird, and Wind Pedal.

On Wednesday night, Nintendo announced its Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, the fourth in its Labo series of DIY Switch accessories, and the first to bring what Nintendo is calling "basic VR technology" to the platform.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will offer six new Toy-Con creations, one of which is the "VR Goggles". While the VR Kit will be available in stores next month, the two expansions will be available online only.

If you thought Nintendo was done pairing its cardboard Labo accessories with its hybrid Switch console, you're in for a surprise. "We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations".

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Our embedded product diagrams help make sense of the above VR kit options.

In The US, the VR Kit is priced at $80, while the Starter Set + Blaster kit goes for $40. Both sets also include a safety cap and screen holder, for people who prefer to play the minigames in traditional 2D.

On that note, you can slowly add the rest of the Toy-Cons to your arsenal, thanks to Nintendo also releasing two expansion kits. One comes with a Camera and an Elephant, while the other includes a Bird and a Wind Pedal.

Now, of course, since this is a Labo-based set, it does just mean that Nintendo is developing software specifically around the cardboard kit; you're not suddenly going to playing Mario Kart 8 or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild if you pick up the cardboard kit. If you don't want all of that, you can opt for the "Starter Set + Blaster", which retails for $39.99 and will contain the goggles, Blaster, screen holder, and safety cap.

  • Delia Davidson