Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit For Switch

Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit For Switch

Coming out of absolutely nowhere, Nintendo just announced a new virtual reality set for the Nintendo Switch, which will make use of the platform’s Labo cardboard-building concept.


The full pack’s name is the “Nintendo Labo: VR Kit”, and will come in two versions: a full set ($US80) that includes software, goggles and five cardboard designs (above), and a smaller stater kit ($US40) that only includes the goggles and one of the designs, a blaster/rifle (below).


Anyone who only buys the smaller set will be able to buy the additional designs as expansions later on.


Note that this is just a virtual reality set for the Labo, this won’t suddenly let you play Breath of the Wild in VR.

The VR kit will be available in North America on April 12.

ImageThe contents of the full set, including the naked goggles.


  • Ooh. Just when I thought Labo held no interest for me, and then…

    That could be me, periscoping and shit.

  • Cue me backtracking on saying that VR would never work on the Switch. I guess if you are constantly holding it up to your face, the weight argument loses value.

    I still reckon I’ll get better VR on my phone though.

    • Almost definitely, but high end phones cost 4 times as much as a Switch and have way better screens. So, not really a surprise. Honestly, this will be a fun toy for kids, but don’t expect to play Astrobot Rescue.

  • Oh come on Nintendo really that’s what the VR headset is going to look like as part of the Nintendo Labo kit?
    Doug Bowser if you’re listening you and the team should go back to the drawing board and bring us a real VR headset made of plastic not one that involves cardboard like the Google cardboard.
    If you really want to enter the future of Virtual Reality Nintendo you should include a head strap for the VR headset not one that involves using your hands.
    I mean the Playstation VR headset is selling relatively well but a VR headset as part of the Nintendo Labo kit not really worth my cup of tea.

  • So:
    1) Steal Google Cardboard.
    2) Stick extra bits on.
    3) ???
    4) Profit!

  • Can’t wait to faceplant my Switch through a wall to get that wrecking-ball immersion.

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