Last year, Nintendo stirred up the gaming community with its innovative fusion of the Switch and some cardboard. In April, the company plans to take things another step further with the release of Toy-Con 4: VR Kit. Like the past three Nintendo Labo kits, players can build and play with their cardboard creations, all of them augmented by the Switch and its Joy-Cons for a unique Nintendo VR experience..
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit comes with six new DIY Toy-Cons, and all of them connect with the Toy-Con VR Goggles. Players can look through these goggles and, when combined with the Switch's screen, can simulate virtual reality. We're unsure of what the software will look like, but Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Bowser expressed his excitement of the new Labo kit.
“This new kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo – Make, Play and Discover – to introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart,” Bowser said in a press release. “We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”The VR Kit will retail for $79.99 and comes with all six toys: VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal, and Toy-Con Elephant. For those looking for a lower price point, the VR Kit Starter Set + Blaster might be for you. It costs $39.99 and comes with the Goggles and Blaster. Afterward, you can purchase the two Expansion Sets, which each come with two of the other Toy-Cons. They cost $19.99 apiece and expand the Nintendo VR experience.
Those who don't want to play these games in VR can turn off the feature. Each game also offers a 2D experience, and the Kit comes with a Screen Holder to replace the Goggles.
The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 4: VR Kit launches on April 12.
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