Nintendo Just Announced VR Goggles for Its Switch Console

Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit: Releasing April 12 - News

Nintendo Introduces New Labo Kit That Brings Virtual Reality to Switch

"Nintendo Labo: VR Kit encourages passing around the Toy-Con creations among a group of people so everyone in the room can easily join in on the fun", the company said in its announcement post.

The Nintendo Switch is finally set to receive virtual reality powers, with the Japanese gaming giant announcing a Labo kit designed for the console. On the surface, the rumours made sense: The idea of taking a compact tablet-like device and attaching lenses is well-proven in projects from Google's Cardboard to Samsung's Gear VR, and the Switch's controllers include motion tracking capabilities as standard. Six kits will be available: VR Goggles, Blaster, Camera, Bird, Elephant, and Wind Pedal.

There's also a $40 starter set that only includes the VR Goggles and Blaster (plus screen holder/cap/software), with the other pieces sold separately in two $20 expansion kits.

Here's something perhaps a lot of the people reading this weren't expecting - the next Nintendo Labo kit is a VR headset.

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). Along with that, users can turn off the VR functionality and use the screen holder and cap in 2D mode.

Those who purchase the Starter Set can expand the experience with two additional options. Nintendo's press release mentions two ways the kits can be utilized.

Hopefully, Nintendo will reveal more about the mini-games that these cardboard constructions will relate to - the VR experiences on offer. Those other projects include a blaster, a camera, and an elephant, the last of which is just as confusing to me as I'm sure it is to you.

"The Starter Set + Blaster kit provides an action-packed introduction to the experience", the official website continues. If you want either of the expansion sets, you'll be able to find them exclusively on Nintendo's online store.

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