So Nintendo finally did it. After a lot of rumors circulating that the company will work with virtual reality (VR) for its very popular Switch console. Today, the Japanese gaming giant officially announced the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit.
Like other Nintendo Labo kits, this version of VR (Toy-Con # 4) has several components, for a total of six items to assemble. Among the included extras are Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Elephant, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.
All parts in the Labo: VR Kit work in the same way as Google Cardboard. Jon-Con controllers are located in certain positions to allow players to easily interact with specific content – no details about video games have yet been released.
“This new bundle is based on the basic principles of Nintendo Labo – do, play and learn. We want to present virtual reality in such a way that it is fun and accessible to children and children at heart. We wanted to create an experience that encourages both virtual and real interactions between players through the transmission of toys in a circle, ”said Doug Bowser, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo in America.
Due to the launch on April 12, the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will come in four versions. The complete kit includes Nintendo Switch software and materials for creating all six Toy-Con-The Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy projects – Con Elephant as well as a screen holder and protective case. The retail price of this kit is $ 79.99 USD / £ 79.99 GBP.
Or you can buy a Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set & Blaster, which includes the Nintendo Switch software, as well as all the components for creating Toy-Con VR glasses and Toy-Con blaster, as well as a screen holder and safety case, $ 39.99 / £ 39.99.
If, after purchasing the starter kit, you need additional components of the VR Kit, they will be available as bundles for expansion. With a suggested retail price of $ 19.99 / £ 19.99 for any set, the expansion kit 1 includes a toy elephant and a toy camera, while the expansion kit 2 includes a wind pedal and a toy bird. Both expansion packs will only be sold through the Nintendo online store.
In addition, the Toy-Con Garage mode will be part of the VR Kit software, offering basic programming tools for players and their experiments. And if all the players do not want to use the VR functionality all the time, it can be turned off, with all video games being played in 2D.
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