Nintendo Labo VR Kit Announced; Launches Next Month

Nintendo's Labo VR kits turn the Switch into a Google Cardboard with extras

We absolutely weren't expecting this from Nintendo

For $80, you'll get the Nintendo Labo VR Kit with the goggles, five cardboard designs (including a standard VR headset look, blaster, camera, elephant, bird and wind pedal) and software. While we're waiting to find out exactly how quickly our arms get exhausted, another fascinating question will be how engrossing an experience be with the Toy-Con VR goggles pressed up against the Switch's 720p, 60 fps display. Those who buy the Starter Set can then complete their collection later on by purchasing two expansions-one including the Elephant and Camera, the other including the Wind Pedal and Bird. Taking to Twitter, the Nintendo of America account revealed the new Nintendo Labo VR kit for the Nintendo Switch. If, once you've spent some time those creations, you decide you want more, Nintendo will offer two expansion sets for $19.99 each.

Toy-Con Garage mode, which is included as part of all Nintendo Labo software, will come with the Labo: VR Kit.

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.

More information regarding the Labo: VR Kit will be announced at a later date.

The Nintendo Labo VR kits are set to arrive on April 12th. The mistake was the result of an editor (hi) misreading the press release (sorry Ali!) and we sure do regret the error. VR Kit will make its debut on April 12, 2019.

The VR Starter Set and Blaster gives gamers a more financial-friendly option that includes the Goggles and Blaster for $39.99.

The company will use its DIY cardboard accessories to help turn the Switch into a makeshift VR headset, akin to how Google was able to turn the smartphone into a VR portal through Cardboard. "VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves!"

As with Cardboard the Labo VR Kit won't have you strapping anything to your face, and you likely won't be playing AAA titles.

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