Nintendo brings virtual reality to Switch with the new Labo VR kit

Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit: Releasing April 12 - News

Upon completing the virtual reality set, users can insert their Nintendo Switch and become immersed in the game's world. Nintendo's last foray into VR was the ill-fated Virtual Boy circa 1995.

These Toy-Cons utilise the Nintendo Switch console and its Joy-Cons (that's the official name for the Switch's controllers) to create something more than just a console.

Let me pre-burst any bubbles and clarify that these kits are not meant to convert Switch into a fully featured VR system.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit encourages passing around the Toy-Con creations among a group of people so everyone in the room can easily join in on the fun.

Expansion sets will also be available should you want to add to the starter kit at a later date.

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.

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The "simple" cardboard VR set will serve as the fourth kit in the Labo line and offer up six new DIY Toy-Con creations for players to make and enjoy.

For those who wish to just dip their toe in the virtual water, the more affordable Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Starter Set + Blaster ($39.99) will be available. To encourage folks to throw a Mario Day party of their own, Mario-themed invites and bingo cards are also available, as well as themed envelopes ideal for holding Nintendo eShop Cards - they make great party gifts!

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. This was launched at the same time as the Variety Kit. That's the more expensive of the two.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the multiplayer high-speed racer. Those buying the cheaper kit will be able to upgrade later, Nintendo has confirmed.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will release at retail April 12 with two primary configurations. Let us know in the comments.

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