Nintendo has announced plans to release the Nintendo Labo VR Kit next month, allowing users to enjoy multiple experiences with the Toy-Con VR Goggles.
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit will have six new Toy-Con to build, starting with the Toy-Con VR Goggles that, when combined with other creations, will let players interact with the virtual world through imaginative real-world actions.
That could challenge you to fend off an alien invasion with the Toy-Con Blaster or have the chance to snap photos of sea life underwater with the Toy-Con Camera.
Encouraging players to pass the Toy-Con around a group of people so everyone can join in these social experiences, you simply need to slip the Nintendo Switch console into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and hold it up to your eyes to play – with no need for a head strap.
When the Nintendo Labo VR Kit releases next month, it will be available in two configurations – one that contains all the Toy-Con creations, and another with a few for you to get started with.
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit ($79.99) will include the 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.
Whereas the Nintendo Labo VR Kit Starter Set + Blaster ($39.99) will have the software and components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap.
And then, for those that choose the Starter Set, you can expand your experience with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit Expansion Set 1 ($19.99) and Nintendo Labo VR Kit Expansion Set 2 ($19.99) – which come with the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera or Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird, respectively.
“This new kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo – Make, Play and Discover – to introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart,” Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing Doug Bowser explains.
“We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit Starter Set + Blaster and complete Nintendo Labo VR Kit will release at retail worldwide on April 12th.