The Nintendo Switch Is Getting A VR Labo Kit

Judy Cobb
March 10, 2019

Nintendo believes that the Labo will continue to sell for a long time.

Nintendo has announced this Labo VR Kit for the console users to let them explore and experiment the real Virtual World.

That's right, Switch VR is coming in the latest in Nintendo's build-em-up series of Labo kits.

The main component of the new Labo kit is a pair of VR Goggles which work in conjunction with other creations to create a virtual reality experience. Officially marking the game company's entrance into the realm of virtual reality.

Set to arrive next month, the Nintendo Labo VR kits will come in a few different options. These cost $79.99 and $39.99.

The Nintendo Switch Is Getting A VR Labo Kit
Nintendo wants you to dive face-first into its Labo with new VR kit

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Expansion Set 1**: Available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 1 includes the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera. There are a pair of expansion sets priced at $20 each for those who want to upgrade from the starter pack. The prices for the ToyCon sets are as follows. The Labo certainly makes sense as a first step, but personally I'm one for instant gratification and hearing how long some of these Labo kits take to build really turns me off. One including the Elephant and Camera, and the other including the Wind Pedal and Bird.

The second kit, the Robot, allowed players to wear cardboard robot parts and then see their movements translated onto an avatar on the Switch screen.

Used to transform the portable Switch gaming console into a variety of game-enhancing tools and doodads, the Labo presents a fun-filled time both in the making and, eventually, use of the cardboard gadgets. Nintendo promotes this kit as offering "the full experience".

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.

The new product is Nintendo's first move into VR in more than two decades, after the 1995 Virtual Boy flopped with consumers.

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