The Nintendo Switch Is Getting A VR Labo Kit

Gerardo Harmon
March 8, 2019

Described as a "unique first VR experience", the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is the fourth set in the company's Labo lineup of educational constructional toys that are compatible with the Switch. For now, the only software that will work with it are the games that come with the Labo kit.

The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it's going full VR.

The Nintendo VR Kit will release in April. It will go on sale April 12th in a few different packages: a $40 Starter Set + Blaster that can be grow with two $20 Expansion sets adding either a Camera & Elephant or Bird & Wind Petal, or as a complete $80 VR Kit with everything included from the start.

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Nintendo's last venture into early virtual reality didn't end well: The Virtual Boy was a clunky single-colour device which needed to be used on a table stand - plans to have a strap which turned it into a true headset having been ditched over concerns that users would injure themselves if they were free-roaming.

Nintendo has announced two new Labo sets, this time embracing the world of virtual reality.

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

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Those who purchase the Starter Set can expand the experience with two additional options. Taking to Twitter, the Nintendo of America account revealed the new Nintendo Labo VR kit for the Nintendo Switch. Instead, you'll play smaller VR experiences designed for one of the six Toy-Con projects found with the Labo: VR Kit. Do you want to see Nintendo get more into the virtual reality business?

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit: The complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes the Nintendo Switch software and materials to build all six Toy-Con projects - the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant - as well as a Screen Holder and Safety Cap*. With all of that said, this sounds like the best Labo kit yet.

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