Nintendo has gone VR in the most Nintendo way possible
Labo is not new to the market, neither is VR, but when you put them together you get the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. Which as ridiculous as it looks, it is also incredibly intriguing. Crafting a card board VR head set in the shape of whatever it is I am going to be playing with in the game takes me back to the days of pretend play as a kid. Suiting up and brandishing a pillow case as a cape or cutting up old boxes and building a cover system for a foam blaster fight. This brings the whimsy of building to the depth of playing a VR game.
Sure there is PSVR or you can play PC with a VR head set. However, this is simple, with your Switch screen nestled into the cardboard origami kit you simply pop the controllers off and have at it. It is unclear how durable the VR Labo Kits will be, but I am not sure kids, or adults for that matter, will care. Nintendo is doing something different and continuing to capture the imagination of the player as they have done for so many years.
Here is the Nintento Labo VR breakdown from the Nintendo website:
Simple. Friendly. Fun.
With the new Nintendo Labo VR Kit, there’s more to Make, Play, and Discover together than ever before. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves!
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.
Nintendo offers you a few options ranging from $39.99 (USD) for the Starter + Blaster kit with expansions you can buy separately or you can pick up the full VR bundle set with what looks like your chance to stick your face in the back side of a bird, just like all kids want to do. This kit will set you back $79.99 (USD), which is a small price to pay to film your kid playing with an elephant face and posting it to your social media outlets. All this recycled goodness can be picked up when it comes out on April 12th.
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