Nintendo Labo VR Kit Announced for Switch

Kelley Robertson
March 8, 2019

A Nintendo Labo: VR Kit contains cardboard pieces and software to build six Toy-Con projects: Toy-Con VR Goggles, a Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind-Pedal (?) and a Toy-Con Elephant.

The failure of the Virtual Boy, though, didn't stop rumours circulating that Nintendo's clever convertible Switch console would be receiving a VR add-on.

The second kit is a starter set, stripped down to include the Goggles and Blaster.

Nintendo gaming fans will have to wait until 12 April for these VR kits to make it to retail (US date and prices provided). That's the more expensive of the two.

Nintendo revealed its fourth Toy-Con cardboard kit for Nintendo Switch on Wednesday and it's all about virtual reality.

The main Labo VR Kit includes six different VR Toy-Con projects to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which are required to use all the other creations.

Price-wise The full Labo VR kits will set you back $80 (~RM326). The mistake was the result of an editor (hi) misreading the press release (sorry Ali!) and we sure do regret the error.

Prepare to make, play and discover in a whole new way when Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch launches on 12 April.

"We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players", Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's chief, said in a statement Thursday. The Starter Set, meanwhile, will be priced at $39.99 and include the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster.

Credit: NintendoIn a sudden and unexpected announcement last night (March 6), Nintendo announced a new Labo cardboard kit for the Nintendo Switch that turns it into a virtual reality headset.

The VR Kit is created to be passed around and shared among a group of people, Nintendo said. "VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves!" It's reminiscent of Google's Cardboard, which turns smartphones into VR goggles and was introduced nearly five years ago.

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