Switch gets VR with Nintendo Labo

It might be surprising to some that NintendoLabo is just shy of turning one year old. The craft kits allow you to build various things, like a motorbike to use with Mario Kart. Of course, Nintendo being Nintendo, almost shadow announced its next installment to the ‘Labo lineup: a VR kit.

‘Simple VR Gaming Experiences’

Honestly, I’m surprised that the VR headset came in this form, but it’s completely suited for the NintendoLabo environment. The first phrase that I used to describe it to someone else was, “It’s almost like the Google Cardboard VR kits. But, there’s a lot more involved with Nintendo’s design.

The set will allow you to use the Toy-Con VR Goggles in a variety of ways, six to be exact. The full set will run $79.99, while the “smaller selection of projects” kit will run you $39.99. It should be mentioned that the press release also detailed there is “no head strap needed” to enjoy the simplified, family-friendly form of virtual reality.

More VR on the horizon

It looks there will also be additional virtual reality features that have yet to be revealed. The release also details that the Toy-Con Garage mode will also be compatible with the VR Kit, offering “basic programming tools for players to experiment with.” Nintendo promises that more details will be revealed regarding this feature.

The NintendoLabo VR Kit is slated for release on April 12, 2019. The original NintendoLabo kits launched on April 20, 2018, having three previous releases for official kits and content. It should be known that you can also purchase expansion packs at a later time. The Expansion Set 1 and 2 will run you $19.99 each. The Expansion pack 1 will include the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera, while the Expansion Set 2 will feature the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

There is no news if future kits will become available to support Nintendo’s simplified VR efforts.

Greg Bargas
A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, pun and dad joke enthusiast. My spotify playlists are out of control. Rocket League anyone?