Nintendo Labo's Next Kit is a Virtual Reality Smörgåsbord

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Credit: NintendoIn a sudden and unexpected announcement last night (March 6), Nintendo announced a new Labo cardboard kit for the Nintendo Switch that turns it into a virtual reality headset.

The Labo VR Kit isn't yet available for pre-order, but check back at the Nintendo Online Store for updates.

The complete Labo VR kit will retail for $79.99, and comes with the materials and software to build all six of Nintendo's virtual reality Toy-Cons creations, including conventional peripherals like goggles and a blaster, and more off-the-wall selections like an elephant and bird. More information about the experiences offered by Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be revealed in the future.

VR Kit includes six cardboard Toy-Con creations to build including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, the Toy-Con Blaster and the Toy-Con Camera. While we're waiting to find out exactly how quickly our arms get exhausted, another fascinating question will be how engrossing an experience be with the Toy-Con VR goggles pressed up against the Switch's 720p, 60 fps display. The first kit will have the Toy-Con elephant and Camera, while the second kit will come with the Toy-Con wind pedal and Bird.

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In The US, the VR Kit is priced at $80, while the Starter Set + Blaster kit goes for $40. The mistake was the result of an editor (hi) misreading the press release (sorry Ali!) and we sure do regret the error.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit encourages passing around Toy-Con creations among a group of people so everyone in the room can easily join in on the fun. The basic kit works by slotting a Nintendo Switch into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and holding them up to your face.

Those who purchase the Starter Set can expand the experience with two additional options.

Meanwhile, a $49.99 Starter Set offers the Labo Switch software, components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster and Screen Holder and Safety Cap. But by pairing a seemingly less intensive VR experience with its cardboard DIY accessories, the company may have discovered a way to circumvent the hefty processing requirements associated with today's VR-capable machines.