‘Simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families’
There are some outlandish projects to be built in Labo fashion. Nintendo is bringing new Labo VR kit for the Switch carboard 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 results 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 kit without mounting your Switch to your face. It is not a traditional head-mounted display.
Nintendo of America 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.