Turn Your Switch into a VR System with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit

Posted by | April 23, 2019 | News, Switch, Video | No Comments

Nintendo has released the fourth Nintendo Labo playset this month, the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit. The VR Kit transforms the Switch into a VR system with buildable cardboard peripherals. It’s designed as an introduction to virtual reality for kids.

The kit comes with cardboard pieces and instructions for building several “Toy-Con” interactive devices, such as VR goggles, an elephant, and a blaster cannon. Each of these new creations are held up to your face to create a VR experience using the included software.

“Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is another unique Nintendo Labo experience that further blends the physical and digital worlds to bring the gameplay to life,” said Doug Bowser, Senior VP, Nintendo of America. “Many of our young fans – and even some of our older ones – have yet to try virtual reality, so this is an approachable way for kids and families to get introduced to this new world.”

The Toy-Con devices can interact with each other in interesting ways, even for those not wearing the VR goggles. Someone can wear the Toy-Con Snorkel to step in front of the Toy-Con Camera, appearing as a fish swimming up to the camera-user.

The VR Kit also includes the Toy-Con Garage and the new Toy-Con Garage VR. These programming tools include over 60 mini-games, as well as let you make your own.

Starting April 25, you’ll be able to play two of the biggest Switch games, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, using the VR Kit. Games are sold separately and require a software update to support the VR Kit.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is available in two different box sets. The full VR kit costs $79.99. There’s also a cheaper VR Kit that includes only the goggles and blaster, for $39.99. If you purchase the Starter Set, you can later buy Expansion Set 1 and 2, which include the other pieces, for $19.99 each. The Nintendo Labo VR Kit is rated E10+ for Fantasy Violence.

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