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Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit: Releasing April 12 - News

To put it simply, the Nintendo Labo is a series of mostly cardboard based kits which transform the Switch into an entirely new experience. Those who buy the Starter Set will be able to augment it with two expansion kits: Expansion Set 1, which: "Includes the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera", and Starter Set 2, which: "Includes the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird". The first set includes the elephant and the camera, while the second contains the wind pedal and the bird. A smaller Labo: VR Starter Set + Blaster will include the VR Goggles and Blaster Toy-Con, and sell for $39.99.

Let me pre-burst any bubbles and clarify that these kits are not meant to convert Switch into a fully featured VR system.

Nintendo had previously decided that high-end VR devices would not be popular among families and children.

The Toy-Con 04 VR Kit will launch in the United States on 12 April through Nintendo, though there's now no word on when the set will come to other territories. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.

Nintendo has announced its new Labo VR Kit. Each set is priced individually at $19.99.

Like Google Cardboard, which uses a compatible smartphone as its display, the Labo VR googles are strapless and must be held up to the face.

The second kit, the Robot, allowed players to wear cardboard robot parts and then see their movements translated onto an avatar on the Switch screen.

On that note, you can slowly add the rest of the Toy-Cons to your arsenal, thanks to Nintendo also releasing two expansion kits.

If you thought Nintendo was done pairing its cardboard Labo accessories with its hybrid Switch console, you're in for a surprise.

Prepare to make, play and discover in a whole new way when Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch launches on 12 April. Let us know in the comments.

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