You might have guessed that we love the Nintendo Switch. This go-anywhere, versatile gaming system can already do so much that it’s just short being able to catch thieves just like flies from having its own theme song. But overnight Nintendo has announced the Switch isn’t stopping any time soon with VR coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Thanks to the Nintendo cardboard LABO system the Nintendo Switch will soon be able to support a Google Goggles-like experience with a series of kits that will allow you to use your Nintendo Switch for VR. Initially, Nintendo Switch users will be able to get access to the VR software through purchasing either the LABO Starter or Starter + Blaster VR Kit which will be available in April.
The Starter Set will include everything for the complete LABO VR experience. With the VR Software in addition to the parts to make the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant. A second set (Starter Kit) will also be available that will only contain the Goggles and Blaster parts with the software. Both kits will also include a Screen Holder and Safety Cap for a more immersive experience.
For anyone who purchases the smaller kit of the two the other components will be available in one of two expansion sets (that require you to have the VR Software from the main kits). The complete VR Kit will set you back about $119.95 AUD RRP with the VR + Blaster only kit being a lower $59.95 AUD RRP. Each of the two VR expansion kits will be only $29.95 AUD RRP with all sets being available from the 12th of April in Australia.
While you might want to be slightly careful where you use it (like not at the Train station for example) we are loving the idea of a take anywhere VR. It is not the first product on the market to provide take with you VR in this format but it is the first dedicated gaming system to do so. Much like the other LABO systems, we are super hopeful that it takes off and is adopted for development by 3rd party gaming studios who have already developed games available on Switch into VR for other platforms *cough* Skyrim *cough*
The future is looking pretty great for Nintendo Switch owners.