Nintendo Switch Gets VR Support With New Labo Kit


Google Cardboard's true successor is at hand: the Nintendo Labo VR Kit is coming in April.

The Nintendo Switch is finally set to receive virtual reality powers, with the Japanese gaming giant announcing a Labo kit designed for the console. The full Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit includes everything for $79.99. The new Toy-Con VR Goggles can be combined with the other Toy-Con creations, and used for real-world actions. They introduced Nintendo Labo, a construction toy platform by Nintendo that has you make accessories for your switch out of cardboard in a fun and exciting way.

That suggests a focus on more casual, shorter experiences and a device that Nintendo believe can be easily shared among a group.

The $40 kit will include everything players need to build their own Toy-con VR goggles, along with a blaster weapon or two for use wit the accompanying games. Nintendo claims that the elimination of the head straps was intentional, making the new VR Kit "a more social experience".

The video below goes into more detail about the Nintendo Labo process.

Two additional expansion sets will also be available; Camera + Elephant, and Bird + Wind Pedal.

More news: Protesters Go On Feminist Strike in Madrid to Celebrate Int'l Women's Day
More news: Sister Mana Mehta Overshadows The Bride Shloka Mehta At Their Mehndi Ceremony
More news: Google launches Hindi, English reading tutor app 'Bolo' for kids in India

The new $100, Nintendo VR kit includes an alien shooting title and an ocean swimming simulation.

The line of cardboard DIY kits Nintendo offers for its Switch console keep expanding, and the latest one is Labo VR.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Expansion Set 1**: Expansion Set 1 includes the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.

A full kit including all of the different attachments will be available, but there will also be smaller Labo bundles with just a couple of options instead.

In addition, a pair of expansion sets, offered at US$19.99 apiece, contain various other controller housings.

You can check out the available kits in the gallery below. Those buying the cheaper kit will be able to upgrade later, Nintendo has confirmed.