Today, Nintendo announced the upcoming launch of the fourth kit in its Nintendo Labo series: a VR kit that will offer "shareable, simple VR gaming experiences."
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit includes the Nintendo Labo software for the Nintendo Switch as well as six cardboard DIY sets, one of which is a pair of VR goggles. The goggles are then usable with the other five projects in the kit for various simple games, such as fighting aliens with a cardboard blaster gun or taking photos of underwater creatures with a camera.
The VR goggles themselves do not include a headstrap, but are a cardboard set-up that the Nintendo Switch slides into. It is also possible to play the various experiences with VR shut off, using a "screen holder" included with the kit to play in 2D.
"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," said current senior VP of sales and marketing and upcoming Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser. "We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations."
The full Nintendo Labo VR Kit costs $79.99, though a "starter set" version of the kit is available that only includes the goggles and blaster for $39.99. Two additional expansion sets are available to add onto the starter set for $19.99 apiece, though they each only include projects already included in the full VR Kit. All kits will launch on April 12.