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Enter the Family-Friendly World of Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, Now Available

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Battling aliens, feeding hippos, painting like an elephant, flying on
the back of a bird and so many other fun and family-friendly virtual
reality* experiences await in Nintendo
Labo: VR Kit
– now available exclusively for the Nintendo
Switch
system.

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Available at a suggested retail price of $79.99, the complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, now available e ...

Available at a suggested retail price of $79.99, the complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, 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 other accessories. (Photo: Business Wire)

Combining the physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo
Labo
with basic VR technology, Nintendo Labo: VR Kit introduces
virtual reality in a unique and approachable way for kids and families.
After making a variety of Toy-Con creations – like the Toy-Con VR
Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Wind Pedal – out
of the included materials with the help of the included Nintendo Switch
software’s interactive instructions, you can play a variety of simple VR
games and experiences by combining your creations with the Nintendo
Switch system and its pair of Joy-Con controllers. Many of the Toy-Con
creations also provide sensory feedback, like a blast of air produced
from the Toy-Con Wind Pedal or a satisfying “click” of the Toy-Con
Blaster, to add to the overall VR experience. You can even design your
own bite-sized VR games and experiences with the included programming
tools.

“Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is another unique Nintendo Labo experience that
further blends the physical and digital worlds to bring the gameplay to
life,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of
Sales and Marketing. “Many of our young fans – and even some of our
older ones – have yet to try virtual reality, so this is an approachable
way for kids and families to get introduced to this new world.”

All the games and experiences in Nintendo Labo: VR Kit are designed to
be shareable, fun and social. By alternating turns, everyone in the room
can watch and enjoy each other’s reactions and join in the fun. Some
games even allow players who aren’t looking into the Toy-Con VR Goggles
to interact with the on-screen experience. For example, if you are
enjoying the in-game ocean and taking photos with the Toy-Con Camera,
another person in the room can wear the Toy-Con Snorkel and step in
front of the Camera to make a bug-eyed fish swim quickly toward your
face.

Two programing tools are included with the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit
software. Toy-Con Garage is the tool that is returning from previous
kits and optimized for this kit’s Toy-Con creations. Toy-Con Garage VR
is a new tool that allows you to create your own VR games and
experiences. In fact, Toy-Con Garage VR is the tool that the development
team used to create everything in VR Plaza, where over 60 more
bite-sized games and experiences await. It’s easy to go “under the hood”
to see how the development team put everything in VR Plaza together. You
can use what you’ve learned to start new projects from scratch, or even
open VR Plaza games in the Toy-Con Garage VR programming tool and use
them as a starting point.

Two primary configurations for Nintendo Labo: VR Kit are now available
in stores – 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 other accessories. It’s a good option for kids and families who
    want to dive into 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 other
    accessories. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of
    Nintendo Labo VR.

If you pick up the Starter Set, you can also purchase the following
optional expansion sets exclusively at https://store.nintendo.com/:

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1**: Available for
    $19.99, Expansion Set 1 includes the components needed to build the
    Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.
  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2**: Available for
    $19.99, Expansion Set 2 includes the components needed to build the
    Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

Soon the Toy-Con VR Goggles from the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will allow
you to enjoy bonus experiences for two of the most popular Nintendo
Switch games in a whole new way! On April 25, free software updates for
the Super
Mario Odyssey
and The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
games will add compatibility
with the Toy-Con VR Goggles from the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, giving
owners of the software some simple and fun bonus experiences to enjoy.
In Super Mario Odyssey, you can play three new mini-missions in
three familiar kingdoms. You can also experience the adventure of The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
like never before by exploring
the vast world of Hyrule with VR visuals and gyro functionality.

For more information about Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, please 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/.

*The VR mode should only be used by children ages 7 and older. Parents
should restrict the display of VR mode for children 6 and under by
accessing the in-game settings using the goggles icon. 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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