Nintendo Switch VR coming through Labo kit


VR... just not as you expected.

Nintendo Switch VR will be offered thanks to a new Labo kit, Nintendo has confirmed.

Available from 12 April, Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will combine “the innovative physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology to create a simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families,” Nintendo said in a press release.

The fourth kit in the Labo series will offer six new Toy-Cons to build, including the Toy-Con VR goggles. Also included is a Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera and more.

Australian pricing isn’t available as yet, but American pricing has been confirmed:

  • Full Nintendo Labo: VR Kit: $79.99 USD
  • Starter Set + Blaster: $39.99 USD
  • Expansion Set 1: Camera + Elephant: $19.99 USD
  • Expansion Set 2: Bird + Wind Pedal: $19.99 USD

“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,” Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said. “We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”

What do you make of the Switch’s first foray into the world of VR?