After watching the new video featuring the latest Labo set from Nintendo, I’m wondering how this may work with already released games and ones in the future. The experience doesn’t need to be like the PlayStation VR or HTC Vive. Nintendo has been doing its own thing for decades so seeing that with Labo VR is no surprise.
Using the console with the included Toy-Con VR goggles opens up new worlds. The basic VR technology uses the included Wind Petal to blast air at you when playing games to make it feel like you’re flying. There’s also the included Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera and several games that incorporate these projects.
“Nintendo Labo is inherently designed to encourage imagination and creativity in people of all ages by blending real-world and virtual experiences,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new kit takes that concept a step further by layering in virtual reality to bring the Toy-Con creations to life and encourage family-friendly, pass-and-play experiences.”
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on April 12 and reading some of the early impressions from The Verge, I’m happy hearing that the feedback is positive.
In Canada, the Nintendo Labo VR begins at $49.99 for the Starter Set with expansions costing $24.99 for each expansion. However, if you want the full kit it’ll cost you $99 CAD and includes 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 other accessories.
The Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and other accessories.
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit: $99.99 CAD
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster: $49.99 CAD
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1: $24.99 CAD
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2: $24.99 CAD