VR is one of the biggest buzzwords in gaming and every major company has joined the VR fray, with the exception of Nintendo, until now that is. The company has announced that a new VR kit as part of the Nintendo Labo experience will be available on 12 April in South Africa.
The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is the fourth kit in the Nintendo Labo series, providing the tools to make DIY cardboard creations called Toy-Con; play a variety of games with these creations, and discover how Nintendo Switch technology brings it all to life. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers six new Toy-Con creations to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which combine with the other creations, encouraging players to use natural movements and gestures to interact with the gaming world and elevating the Nintendo Labo gameplay experience. Fend off an alien invasion with the Toy-Con Blaster, visit a colourful in-game ocean and snap photos of the sea life with the Toy-Con Camera, and so much more.
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. To help encourage this social gameplay, players simply slip the Nintendo Switch console into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and hold it up to their eyes to explore numerous games and experiences – no head-strap needed.
If the VR experience isn’t for you then you do have the ability to turn off the VR feature and use the included Screen Holder instead of the Toy-Con VR Goggles to enjoy any of the included games and experiences in 2D.
Nintendo says that the VR Kit will launch with two primary configurations: one that includes all Toy-Con creations, and one that includes a smaller selection of projects to get started:
- 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*. It’s a good option for kids and families who want to dive into the full experience.
- Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster: The Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.
Players that own the Starter Set can purchase the following optional expansion sets to expand their experience:
- Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1**: Expansion Set 1 includes the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.
- Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2**: Expansion Set 2 includes the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.
The inventive Toy-Con Garage mode – included as part of all Nintendo Labo software – returns with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, offering basic programming tools for players to experiment with. More information about the experiences offered by Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be revealed in the future. The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster and complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be available in stores on 12th April. For more information about Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, visit
Prepare to make, play and discover in a whole new way when Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch launches on 12th April. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch with two primary configurations – the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit and the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster – while owners of the Starter Set looking to expand their Labo VR experience can purchase two optional expansion sets (neither of the two expansion sets include the Toy-Con VR goggles or the Nintendo Labo: VR kit software).