Nintendo brings virtual reality to Switch this spring with its Labo: VR Kit

By Stephany Nunneley
7 March 2019 14:25 GMT

Nintendo is bringing virtual reality to Switch with its new Labo: VR Kit.

Rumors regarding Nintendo finally embracing virtual reality proved true today with the announcement of its Labo: VR Kit for Switch.

The VR kit isn’t a traditional virtual reality headset, but aesthetically in line with Google Cardboard as the rumors stated.

Slated for release April 12, Nintendo will offer two packages and two expansion packs for its Labo: VR kits. The new Toy-Con VR Goggles can be combined with the other Toy-Con creations, and used for real-world actions.

Toy-Con Garage mode, which is included as part of all Nintendo Labo software, will come with the Labo: VR Kit. It offers basic programming tools for you to play around with when making creations.

To use the Toy-Con VR Goggles, insert the Switch console and hold it up to your eyes to explore “numerous games and experiences,” without a head strap. You can also turn off the VR feature and use the included Screen Holder to experience content in 2D.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will release at retail April 12 with two primary configurations. One includes all Toy-Con creations and the other is a smaller, introductory kit.

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit ($79.99):  The complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes Switch software and materials to build all six Toy-Con projects – the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant – as well as a Screen Holder and Safety Cap.
  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster ($39.99): Set includes Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.

Those who purchase the Starter Set can expand the experience with two additional options. The two expansion sets do not include the VR Goggles or VR Kit software. Expansion sets will be available exclusively online through Nintendo.

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1 ($19.99): Includes the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.
  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2 ($19.99): Includes the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

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


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