Today, the Nintendo of America Twitter account revealed a new Nintendo Labo Toy-Con set which is based on Virtual Reality. The Nintendo of America Twitter account states that the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit will have “more games and creations than any previous kit” and described it as “a unique first VR experience kids & families can build themselves!”
Although Nintendo hasn’t uploaded a trailer featuring the items in-action, some of the items in the promotional image were showcased in the first Nintendo Labo trailer. To view that first trailer, click here.
According to the Nintendo Labo website Nintendo linked-to in their tweet, this new Nintendo Labo VR kit will come in three separate sets that are referred to as the “Starter Set + Blaster kit, Expansion Set 1 Camera + Elephant, and Expansion Set 2 Bird + Wind Pedal.” Here’s what Nintendo discussed about these sets on their Nintendo labo website.
“The Starter Set + Blaster kit provides an action-packed introduction to the experience. You can then add to the fun with the Expansion Sets. Or, if you want an even broader experience right away, you can purchase the full Nintendo Labo VR Kit, which features six VR Toy-Con projects in one package.”
According to Polygon.com, the full Nintendo Labo VR kit will cost consumers $79.99 USD and “will include (…) a set of VR goggles, a rocket launcher-like blaster, a camera, a bird, a wind pedal, and an elephant.” Polygon.com also reports that the bundle will include “an additional screen holder and safety cap.”
If consumers desire to purchase this VR kit in separate chunks, Polygon.com reports that Nintendo’s releasing “a Starter Kit including the VR hardware and blaster Toy-Con at $39.99.” Polygon.com also reports that the two expansion sets will cost $19.99 USD each as the first set will have the elephant and camera. The second expansion set “will include the wind pedal and bird.”
Polygon.com states that consumers who have access to “the Toy-Con Garage software suite[,]” may be able to “experiment with their own VR creations” by using that software. However, as they mention in their article, Nintendo hasn’t mentioned how that garage software will work alongside these new Nintendo Labo kits.
Although this a neat idea, I’m a little skeptical if Nintendo will be able to provide a grand VR experience with these new Nintendo Labo sets. It was shocking to see them announce something like this out-of-nowhere. However, it’s exciting to see Nintendo dipping their hands into the VR realm.
We’ll be sure to keep you all updated when more news on the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is publicly shared.
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