Nintendo Switch Gets VR Headset With New Labo Kit
Nintendo has revealed its latest Labo set, the VR Kit, which turns the
The new Toy-Con is available in two configurations: the complete VR Kit set includes the Switch software and materials to build all six Labo VR projects–VR Goggles, Blaster, Camera, Bird, Wind Pedal, and Elephant. The VR Starter Set, meanwhile, includes the Switch software, but only the materials needed to build the VR Goggles and Blaster. Both sets also include a safety cap and screen holder, for people who prefer to play the minigames in traditional 2D. Those who buy the Starter Set can then complete their collection later on by purchasing two expansions. Pricing has not been announced for any of the new Labo sets.
Nintendo has dabbled in VR once before, with the 1995 release of its short-lived Virtual Boy system. The console was a head-mounted device that brought an early form of virtual reality into people’s homes; it suffered from poor commercial performance, however, so was discontinued just a year after launch. Nintendo Labo, meanwhile, first launched in April 2018, and we awarded the first kit a 7/10. For more information on the first set, check out our Nintendo Labo Variety Kit review.