VR comes to Nintendo Switch

VR comes to Nintendo Switch

Whether this is the only move on its return to the platform is naturally unknown, but whether we get a fuller Nintendo VR experience in the future could depend on the adoption of this Labo kit.

Tonight the company announced the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, a Labo kit that lets users build a VR headset out of cardboard.

The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it's going full VR. It costs $80 and it includes the Nintendo Labo software, six new Toy-Con creations: 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 gaming fans will have to wait until 12 April for these VR kits to make it to retail (US date and prices provided).

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The VR kit isn't a traditional virtual reality headset, but aesthetically in line with Google Cardboard as the rumors stated. While the VR Kit will be available in stores next month, the two expansions will be available online only. The new Toy-Con VR Goggles can be combined with the other Toy-Con creations, and used for real-world actions.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Starter Set + Blaster: Available at a suggested retail price of only $39.99, the Starter Set includes the Nintendo 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. If, once you've spent some time those creations, you decide you want more, Nintendo will offer two expansion sets for $19.99 each. The two expansion sets do not include the VR Goggles or VR Kit software. "VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves!"

Don't, however, plan to start playing Nintendo's existing blockbusters like Super Mario Odyssey or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in VR now.

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