It arrives on April 12 and turns your Switch handheld into a virtual reality headset among other thing for between $40 and $80 depending on which version of the kit you choose.
Nintendo is finally set to embrace virtual reality for its Switch home consoles, but unlike Sony with its dedicated PSVR headset, Nintendo is offering VR as a build-it-yourself Labo kit.
The latest Labo pack is called the Nintendo Labo VR Kit and it comes in two forms. The first is a complete kit for $79.99 that includes all the available projects. The second is a Starter Set + Blaster, which cuts the price down to just $39.99. The Starter Set can be supplemented by purchasing two expansions packs that add in the four projects included in the complete kit.
If you opt for the Starter Set, it's possible to construct the VR goggles and the blaster toy. Paying the extra $40 gets you a camera, elephant, bird, and wind pedal to build and enjoy. Of course, you're also going to need a Switch to use them with. Both versions of the VR Kit will be available from April 12.
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You may remember in August last year hackers discovered a VR mode in the Switch's operating system and got it running. There was no content, but the mode worked. We've wondered if Nintendo would embrace virtual reality seeing as the Switch makes for a good portable display, but it looks as though we've finally been given an answer. Nintendo is embracing VR, but in Labo form.
Approaching VR in this was is clever as it puts no pressure on Nintendo to fully support virtual reality with an expensive headset accessory and encouraging developers to produce games for it. Instead, VR is something you can try if you want to, with the added bonus and fun of building a gadget in the process.
Source: PCMag.com — Read: Original Article