Nintendo Switch goes VR via upcoming Labo VR Kits

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Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers six new Toy-Con creations to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which combine with the other creations to allow players to interact with the virtual world through imaginative real-world actions.

The Labo VR Kit isn't yet available for pre-order, but check back at the Nintendo Online Store for updates.

"With the new Nintendo Labo VR Kit, there's more to Make, Play, and Discover together than ever before", the Nintendo Labo website reads. A cheaper Starter Set, which includes the cardboard necessary for the Goggles and Blaster will be available soon, and there will be two additional expansion packs. While we're waiting to find out exactly how quickly our arms get exhausted, another fascinating question will be how engrossing an experience be with the Toy-Con VR goggles pressed up against the Switch's 720p, 60 fps display. For now, the only software that will work with it are the games that come with the Labo kit.

The kit is the fourth in the Nintendo Labo series of craftable DIY add-ons to the Nintendo Switch, which launched previous year. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.

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There's no video for the new kits just yet, but you can read the full United States press release below.

As you'd expect from a DIY cardboard set, Nintendo isn't trying to rewrite the virtual reality rulebook, but rather hopes to create "a simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families".

Nintendo is once again trying its hand at virtual reality, this time with its Switch console and Labo construction platform.

Now, a year or two later than expected, Nintendo has officially proved the naysayers wrong with a VR add-on - though it comes in Google Cardboard-inspired Labo Toy-Con form, as the fourth build-your-own accessory bundle in the range. The VR Starter Set, meanwhile, includes the Switch software, but only the materials needed to build the VR Goggles and Blaster.