Nintendo unveils cardboard VR headset for Switch

Nintendo unveils cardboard VR headset for Switch

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A Nintendo Labo: VR Kit contains cardboard pieces and software to build six Toy-Con projects: Toy-Con VR Goggles, a Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind-Pedal (?) and a Toy-Con Elephant.

Nintendo has revealed its latest Labo set, the VR Kit, which turns the Switch into a virtual reality headset.

The fourth Nintendo Labo kit has been announced.

Strictly speaking there is just one dedicated VR kit, the Toy-Con 04 VR Kit, but it will be available in two configurations.

The Nintendo Labo VR Kit launches next month in all regions.

Our embedded product diagrams help make sense of the above VR kit options. "We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations". If, once you've spent some time those creations, you decide you want more, Nintendo will offer two expansion sets for $19.99 each.

"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, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of sales and marketing.

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).

The Toy-Con Garage feature will be making a return in the VR kit, which could lead to some seriously awesome creations. "VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves!"

The base $39.99 Nintendo Labo VR Kit will come with the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Blaster. If the majority of these kits will seem a little too heavy on your wallet initially, there's also a starter kit that only comes bundled with the VR goggles and blaster.

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.

  • Terrell Bush