Nintendo is becoming a virtual reality, but not the way you could expect. Today, the gaming giant announced the latest in its range of cardboard accessories for DIY Labo, which turns the Nintendo Switch into an improvised virtual reality kit.
As with the previous Lab games, there are some options to choose from. The VR main kit costs $ 79.99 and includes six different cardboard kits to build, including VR glasses, a blaster, a camera and an … elephant, as well as a screen holder and a "safety cap". For those who wish to spend a little less, there is also a basic starter kit that includes only the glasses and the blaster for $ 39.99. Additional accessories such as the elephant can be purchased at the end of $ 20 sets. The kits will include the Labo software, which includes games, step-by-step instructions and the "garage" mode to create your own Labo creations.
"We wanted to design an experience that encourages virtual and real-world interactions among players through the Toy-Con creations," explained Doug Bowser, incoming president of Nintendo of America, in a statement.
Labo debuted for the first time in April, offering a Nintendo clearly takes on DIY. Since then, Nintendo has released some new kits and presented Labo to schools, although the company has said in the past that it does not believe that the initiative has reached its full potential.
"We want to reach a demographic group that is not traditionally reached in any game," said Nintendo EPD general manager Shinya Takahashi The Verge at E3. "I think the case with Nintendo Labo at the moment is that there are some people who know it, and there is still a lot of potential to explore.
New RV kits will be available as of April 12.