Two years ago, rumors circulated that Nintendo had plans to get their hand into the virtual reality (VR) segment. Though the rumor finally materialized, the end result was not what people had imagined Nintendo would do.
The company that is now the only handheld console provider has just announced the Nintendo Labo VR Kit.
Nintendo Labo is basically a collection of peripherals such as Cardboard Toy-Con that is hackable and easily modified. Before this, there were three Labo collections that Nintendo released: Variety Kit, Robot Kit, and Vehicle Kit.
Especially for this VR Kit, the complete package includes the materials needed to assemble six new Toy-Con: Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal, and Toy -Con Elephant. In addition, there are also two attachments, namely the screen holder and safety cap.
This bundle also comes with Labo software that packs assembly instructions, complete with a number of games to enjoy the user’s creation. To start playing, users only need to insert the console switch into Toy-Con VR Goggles, then bring it to their eyes.
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit is scheduled to go on sale with the price is pegged at $ 80. If it is still too expensive, consumers can choose the $ 40 Starter Set bundle that only includes Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster.
Then if they are interested in exploring more deeply, Nintendo will also provide two kinds of Expansion Sets – one containing Toy-Con Camera and Toy-Con Elephant, another Toy-Con Bird and Toy-Con Wind Pedal – each valued at $ 20.