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NINTENDO LABO: VR KIT Out Now

Posted by TurtleGirl On April - 12 - 2019

Nintendo has announced the family friendly VR experience, Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is now available for Nintendo Switch.
 


 

Combining the physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology, Nintendo Labo: VR Kit introduces virtual reality in a unique and approachable way for kids and families. After making a variety of Toy-Con creations – like the Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Wind Pedal – out of the included materials with the help of the included Nintendo Switch software’s interactive instructions, users can play a variety of simple VR games and experiences by combining their creations with the Nintendo Switch and its pair of Joy-Con controllers. Many of the Toy-Con also provide sensory feedback, like a blast of air produced from the Toy-Con Wind Pedal or a satisfying “click” of the Toy-Con Blaster, to add to the overall VR experience. You can even design your own bite-sized VR games and experiences with the included programming tools in Toy-Con Garage and Toy-Con Garage VR.
 

Shareable VR with friends and family
 

All the games and experiences in Nintendo Labo: VR Kit are designed to be shareable, fun and social. By alternating turns, everyone in the room can watch and enjoy other’s reactions and join in the fun. Some games even allow players who aren’t looking into the Toy-Con VR Goggles to interact with the on-screen experience. For example, if one player is exploring the in-game ocean and taking photos with the Toy-Con Camera, another person in the room can wear the Toy-Con Snorkel and step in front of the Camera to make a bug-eyed fish swim quickly toward the player’s face.
 

Two programming tools are included with the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit software. Toy-Con Garage is the tool that is returning from previous kits and optimised for this kit’s Toy-Con creations. Toy-Con Garage VR is a new tool that allows players to create their own VR games and experiences. In fact, Toy-Con Garage VR is the tool that the development team used to create everything in VR Plaza, where over 60 more bite-sized games and experiences await. It’s easy to go “under the hood” to see how the development team put everything in VR Plaza together. You can use what you’ve learned to start new projects from scratch, or even open VR Plaza games in the Toy-Con Garage VR programming tool and use them as a starting point.
 

Different ways to start your Labo experience
 

Two primary configurations for Nintendo Labo: VR Kit are available now – one that includes all Toy-Con creations and one that includes a smaller selection of projects to get started:
 

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit: The complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes the Nintendo Switch software and materials to build all six Toy-Con projects – 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 Safety Cap. It’s a good option for kids and families who want to dive in to the full experience.
 
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster: 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 Safety Cap. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.
 

Players that own the Starter Set can purchase the following optional expansion sets to expand their experience:
 

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1**: Expansion Set 1 includes the components needed to build the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2**: Expansion Set 2 includes the components needed to build the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.
 

Bonus VR experiences featuring Mario and Link
 

Coming soon, the Toy-Con VR Goggles from the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will allow players to experience moments from two of the most popular Nintendo Switch games in a whole new way.
 

On 26th April, free software updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will add compatibility with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, giving owners of the software some simple and fun bonus experiences to enjoy. In Super Mario Odyssey, you can play three new mini-missions to complete various objectives in three familiar Kingdoms. You can also experience the adventure of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild like never before by exploring the vast world of Hyrule with VR visuals. Check out the Super Mario Odyssey & The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – VR, Nintendo Labo style! trailer on the official Nintendo YouTube channel.
 

Experience family-friendly VR with hippos, aliens, photography and more with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch out now. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch with two primary configurations – the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit and the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster – while owners of the Starter Set looking to expand their Labo VR experience can purchase two optional expansion sets.

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