The Nintendo Switch Is Getting A VR Labo Kit

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

We absolutely weren't expecting this from Nintendo

Priced at $80, Nintendo's VR kit includes an alien shooting title and an ocean swimming simulation.

The Labo: VR Kit will launch in two configurations on April 12, 2019.

In a surprise to practically everyone, Nintendo announced a virtual reality Labo kit for the Switch - and it's out April 12. A cheaper Starter Set, which includes the cardboard necessary for the Goggles and Blaster will be available soon, and there will be two additional expansion packs. The main VR kit comprises six different cardboard kits. 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 offers six new Toy-Con creations to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which combine with the other creations, encouraging players to use natural movements and gestures to interact with the gaming world and elevating the Nintendo Labo gameplay experience.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Expansion Set 2**: Expansion Set 2 includes the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

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The cameras are placed in a ring position and three of them feature 12MP monochrome lenses while two feature 12MP RGB cameras. One of the reasons the smartphone got so many attention is it being the first ever smartphone to ship with five cameras.

The VR Kits for Nintendo Switch will be available on 12 April and cost $79.99 and $39.99 respectively (we're still waiting for United Kingdom prices). You can also turn off the VR feature and use the included Screen Holder to experience content in 2D.

While rumors of a Nintendo Switch VR accessory have been circulating for over a year, perceived technical limitations of the Switch made it seem more pipe dream than potential product. "VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves!"

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Starter Set + Blaster: 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.

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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