Virtual reality comes to the Nintendo Switch thanks to the new ‘Nintendo Labo: VR’ kit

Without warning and without much noise, Nintendo has just announced the launch of its new Labo kit, which will bring us the first virtual reality experiences for the Switch.

Without many details of what these experiences will look like or what the specifications of all this will be, the first images let us see something very similar to Google Cardboardwhich needed a smartphone to display content in virtual reality, and which were also made of cardboard.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit

For those who don’t remember, nintendo labo They are those interactive experiences in cardboard where we have to build them according to the designs, and which are placed on the Nintendo Switch offering us a new way of playing that takes advantage of the portable benefits of the console.

After the launch of the first experiences a year ago, today Nintendo is presenting its new Lab VR Kitwhich in turn will feature five new virtual reality games: a camera, a viewfinder, a space rifle, a bird and an elephant.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit 2

It will be on sale at two modalities: one that will include the five experiences plus the glasses and a kind of safety cap; while the other will only include the glasses, the safety hat and an experience. In both cases, the cartridge is included with the games, the step-by-step instructions and the “garage” mode to create our own Labo creations.

Here it should be noted that the virtual reality glasses will only be compatible with the compatible games included in the Labo kitso it will not be possible to use them with current console games, at least not for the moment.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit 1

The kit that includes everything will be priced at $79.99while the kit that includes a single experience, which in this case is the space rifle, will cost $39.99. Those who purchase the simple kit will be able to purchase the additional experiences for $19.99.

The new Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will go on sale next April 12 in the United States and later the release dates for both Spain and Latin America will be announced.