Update (3/21/19): Nintendo has released the first gameplay footage of Nintendo Labo VR in a seven-minute video that looks at everything from assembling the cardboard device to how the games look in action.
The list of games, as detailed by Nintendo, are as follows;
- Ocean Camera (Toy-Con Camera): Dive into the deep blue virtual sea and complete objectives like taking photos of sea life. The ocean is full of surprises.
- House Camera (Toy-Con Camera): Interact with the strange creature living in the house – which some people may recognize from the Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit! – and complete missions by taking photos in its mysterious home.
- Marble Run (Toy-Con Elephant): Try to complete physics puzzles by using various objects to guide marbles through rings. You can even create puzzles of your own to challenge friends and family.
- Doodle (Toy-Con Elephant): Create colorful 3D artwork by moving the trunk of the Toy-Con Elephant through the air, using various in-game tools and styles to bring your creations to life. Once finished, show off your masterpieces on the TV by docking your Nintendo Switch. An additional multiplayer game lets you take turns drawing and guessing each other’s drawings.
- Bird (Toy-Con Bird): Soar through the sky on a bird’s back, collecting items and helping baby birds hatch along the way. Players flap the wings of the Toy-Con Bird to fly and simply tilt it to turn.
- Bird Dash (Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal): Compete in timed challenges by racing through checkpoints as you fly through the sky. The Toy-Con Wind Pedal is used in conjunction with the Toy-Con Bird to deliver an extra boost of speed, while also sending a surprisingly strong puff of air toward the player that enhances the sense of flying.
- Blaster (Toy-Con Blaster): Battle an alien invasion and giant bosses in an on-rails experience that requires sharp reflexes and a keen eye.
- Kablasta (Toy-Con Blaster): Challenge a friend to competitive hippo feeding. Yes, hippo feeding! Fling different types of fruit toward the hippos to lure them to your side of the pool and score the most points.
- Hop Dodge (Toy-Con Wind Pedal): As a frog, jump as high as you can on an ever-growing stack of balls while avoiding obstacles and heading soccer balls. The wind resistance from the Wind Pedal will make you feel as though you’re actually experiencing a breeze.
- VR Plaza (all Toy-Con creations): Enjoy 64 bite-sized games and experiences in VR Plaza, including platformers and puzzlers. Many of these experiences can be enjoyed using only the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Nintendo Switch system.
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Nintendo has announced a new VR kit as a part of its Labo cardboard accessory lineup.
According to the official Labo website, this new offering will be available from April 12. There will be a starter set alongside two expansion sets. You will also have the option to buy the full kit for $80 USD, which will include materials to build all six of the VR Toy-Cons included in the other sets.
Some of these new Toy-Cons, like the Camera and Bird, are from our list of the eight mystery kits we were waiting for from the initial reveal.
The starter set will retail at $40 USD and will include the materials to build the VR Goggles (which look like a housing for the Switch similar to Google Cardboard) as well as the Blaster Toy-Con (which appears to be a gun-shaped accessory). It also comes with a screen holder and safety cap so that games can be played in non-VR mode.
The expansions set will go for $20 USD each with the first featuring a Toy-Con Camera and Elephant while the second comes with the Bird and Wind Pedal Toy-Con. These expansions will only be available through the Nintendo website and you’ll need the starter set to access the software required for both expansion kits.
Almost all of the Toy-Cons look as though they’re designed to hold the Switch console up to the user’s face but the VR mode can also be turned off and games can all be played in 2D.
If you haven’t got your hands on the previous Labo offerings the previous kits are all on sale for $40 at the moment. Labo is also available in some classrooms, helping kids learn basic hands-on skills.
Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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