Nintendo Launches Labo VR Kit

AlphaAtlas

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Following up on their immensely profitable Labo kits for the Switch, Nintendo just announced a new Labo kit designed for "sharable, simple, VR gaming experiences." The basic kit includes cutouts for VR Goggles and a VR blaster for $40, while the full package with a cardboard elephant, camera, bird, and wind pedal will set you back a whopping $80. Naturally, the internet isn't happy about how much Nintendo is charging for colored cardboard cutouts, but those pricey packages apparently include a license for Nintendo's new VR software as well. Thanks to cageymaru for the tip.

The inventive Toy-Con Garage mode - included as part of all Nintendo Labo software - returns with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, offering basic programming tools for players to experiment with. More information about the experiences offered by Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be revealed in the future. The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Starter Set + Blaster and complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be available in stores on April 12.
 

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The Labo kits have been around $80 each so that is on par with the rest.
 

MikeRotch

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I'm curious to see how Nintendo deals with the 720p resolution of the Switch.
 

homernoy

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I'm a VR fanatic, so the more companies jumping on board, the better. Especially when it's a company like Nintendo.
 

Rauelius

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Those pictures are truly terrifying. They look like disembodied robot hands grasping the heads of children, certainly the catalyst of nightmares.
 

Youn

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the patent for switchVR was in like 2016 right? I saw some videos about it since then and people who have "tried" it just concluded it was too pixelated... but for a fun toy I guess people will throw money at it
 

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Nope, team up with google or someone else to develop a proper console holding headset. Can’t imagine it lasting to long under certain conditions.
 

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Nintendo prints money lol

Seriously though... this is meant for kids and they love it.
 
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