New Nintendo Labo Kit Introduces Shareable, Simple VR Gaming Experiences

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is a Unique First VR Experience Kids and
Families Can Build Themselves

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NintendoLabo?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#NintendoLabolt;/agt;–Experience a new dimension of Nintendo
Labo
with the launch of the Nintendo
Labo: VR Kit
on April 12, which combines the innovative physical and
digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology* to create a
simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families.
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is the fourth kit in the Nintendo Labo series,
providing the tools to make DIY cardboard creations called
Toy-Con; play a variety of games with these creations; and discover
how Nintendo
Switch
technology brings it all to life.


Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers six new Toy-Con creations to build,
including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which combine with the other creations
to allow players to interact with the virtual world through imaginative
real-world actions. Fend off an alien invasion with the Toy-Con Blaster,
visit a colorful in-game ocean and snap photos of the sea life with the
Toy-Con Camera and so much more.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit encourages passing around the Toy-Con creations
among a group of people so everyone in the room can easily join in on
the fun. To help encourage this social gameplay, players simply slip the
Nintendo Switch console into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and hold it up to
their eyes to explore numerous games and experiences – no head strap
needed.

“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,” said Doug Bowser,
Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We
wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and
real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con
creations.”

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch in retail stores with two primary
configurations, one that includes all Toy-Con creations and one that
includes a smaller selection of projects to get started:

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit: Available at a suggested retail price of
    $79.99, 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: Available at a
    suggested retail price of only $39.99, 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**: Available at
    a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 1 includes the
    Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.
  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2**: Available at
    a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 2 includes the
    Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

The inventive Toy-Con Garage mode – included as part of all Nintendo
Labo software – returns with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, offering basic
programming tools for players to experiment with. More information about
the experiences offered by Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be revealed in the
future.

The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster and complete Nintendo
Labo: VR Kit will be available in stores on April 12. The two expansion
sets will be available exclusively online at https://store.nintendo.com/.
For more information about Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/kits/vr-kit.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*Users can easily turn off the VR feature and use the included Screen
Holder instead of the VR Goggles to enjoy any of the included games and
experiences in 2D.

**The two expansion sets do not include the Toy-Con VR Goggles or
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit software.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.

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