Nintendo Labo's Next Kit is a Virtual Reality Smörgåsbord

Nintendo Labo's Next Kit is a Virtual Reality Smörgåsbord

Nintendo Labo's Next Kit is a Virtual Reality Smörgåsbord

The Nintendo Labo VR Kit lets gamers build a headset mostly out of cardboard so that they can slide in the device to create what the company calls "basic VR technology".

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Expansion Set 2**: Available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 2 includes the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

Let me pre-burst any bubbles and clarify that these kits are not meant to convert Switch into a fully featured VR system. Nintendo's last foray into VR was the ill-fated Virtual Boy circa 1995.

"The Starter Set + Blaster kit provides an action-packed introduction to the experience", the official website continues.

The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be priced at $79.99, but Nintendo is also planning to offer a lower-cost option for players who aren't interested in purchasing the full package. Third-party Labo Kits will never have the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage software you need to enjoy Nintendo Labo in the first place, and thus you'll have paid money effectively for a box of cardboard and nothing else.


"This new kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo - Make, Play, and Discover - to introduce virtual reality in a way that's fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart", said Doug Bowser, the newly appointed president of Nintendo of America.

Nintendo then released the Vehicle Kit that allowed gamers to construct a Wheel to control trucks and cars - complete with working foot pedal - and an apparatus to control an airplane.

The Labo range launched in April 2018 through a Variety Kit and Robot Kit, with a Vehicle Kit following in September. We've already seen Mario game discounts through the North American My Nintendo site and double reward points offers in Europe, and now even more savings are on the way.

The Nintendo Labo VR kit is out on April 12th.

If you thought Nintendo was done pairing its cardboard Labo accessories with its hybrid Switch console, you're in for a surprise.

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