‘Simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families’
There are some outlandish projects to be built in Labo fashion. Nintendo is bringing a new Labo VR kit for the Switch cardboard that puts the system inches from your face. The main Labo VR kit is available to purchase at $79.99 from April 12th.
Nintendo’s Labo VR kit contains all six of the toy-con projects. It includes the bird and a wind pedal, aforementioned elephant, VR goggles, a blaster, a camera. You can also buy a $39.99 starter kit and purchase additional kits online later whenever you want. Nintendo will release two expansion packs ($19.99 each).
Looks like Nintendo’s aim is to build out a fun concept rather than seriously engaging with a new form factor or gameplay mechanics. The Switch has a 720p 60fps display split for two eyes resulting in an incredibly low-resolution experience. Therefore it is not a natural fit for virtual reality. But the content looks like a lot of fun. You can also play with the kit without mounting your Switch to your face. It is not a traditional head-mounted display.
Nintendo of America’s incoming president Doug Bowser said in a statement that the kit is a way to “introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart,”. The Labo VR sets launch on April 12th.
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