Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Experience Family-Friendly VR with Hippos, Aliens, Photography and More in New Nintendo Labo: VR Kit

BWW News Desk
March 21, 2019

Ever wish you could paint like an elephant or feel like a superhero by stopping an alien invasion a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Flabonintendocom2Fkits2Fvrkit2Fampesheet51958416ampnewsitemid20190321005780amplanenUSampanchorNintendoLabo3AVRKitampindex1ampmd5a360d27c587da98f4088adf6ac4bb039 relnofollowNintendo Labo VR Kita launches exclusively for the a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwnintendocom2Fswitchampesheet51958416ampnewsitemid20190321005780amplanenUSampanchorNintendoSwitchampindex2ampmd51c5724347b055c0ec82880ec41d23179 relnofollowNintendo Switcha system on April 12 with dozens of simple and fun virtual reality experiences for kids and families to enjoy together Get a sneak peek at whats included in the Nintendo Labo VR Kit in this new video released by Nintendo a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Flabonintendocom2F23videoampesheet51958416ampnewsitemid20190321005780amplanenUSampanchorhttps3A2F2Flabonintendocom2F23videoampindex3ampmd5b1d79f10051df1c614bcdf1d765cf37e relnofollowhttpslabonintendocomvideoa pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p Combining the innovative physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology Nintendo Labo VR Kit introduces virtual reality in a unique and approachable way The ToyCon Wind Pedal produces a blast of air to create the feeling of flying while the ToyCon Blaster slides and clicks before it launches a volley of lasers or fruit Players can make different DIY cardboard creations like a ToyCon Elephant or a ToyCon Camera play a variety of VR games and experiences with these creations and discover how it all works or even design their own bitesized VR experiences with the included programming tools p p Nintendo Labo is inherently designed to encourage imagination and creativity in people of all ages by blending realworld and virtual experiences said Doug Bowser Nintendo of Americas Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing This new kit takes that concept a step further by layering in virtual reality to bring the ToyCon creations to life and encourage familyfriendly passandplay experiences p p 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 players reactions and join in the fun Some games even allow players who arent looking into the ToyCon VR Goggles to interact with the onscreen experience For example if one player is exploring the ingame ocean and taking photos with the ToyCon Camera another person in the room can wear the ToyCon Snorkel and step in front of the Camera to make a bugeyed fish swim quickly toward the players face the reaction is priceless p p The Nintendo Labo VR Kit offers a variety of games and experiences that work with the different ToyCon creations including p ul li classbwlistitemmargb bOcean Camera ToyCon Camerab Dive into the deep blue virtual sea and complete objectives like taking photos of sea life The ocean is full of surprises li li classbwlistitemmargb bHouse Camera ToyCon Camerab 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 li li classbwlistitemmargb bMarble Run ToyCon Elephantb 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 li li classbwlistitemmargb bDoodle ToyCon Elephantb Create colorful 3D artwork by moving the trunk of the ToyCon Elephant through the air using various ingame 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 others drawings li li classbwlistitemmargb bBird ToyCon Birdb Soar through the sky on a birds back collecting items and helping baby birds hatch along the way Players flap the wings of the ToyCon Bird to fly and simply tilt it to turn li li classbwlistitemmargb bBird Dash ToyCon Bird ToyCon Wind Pedalb Compete in timed challenges by racing through checkpoints as you fly through the sky The ToyCon Wind Pedal is used in conjunction with the ToyCon 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 li li classbwlistitemmargb bBlaster ToyCon Blasterb Battle an alien invasion and giant bosses in an onrails experience that requires sharp reflexes and a keen eye li li classbwlistitemmargb bKablasta ToyCon Blasterb 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 li li classbwlistitemmargb bHop Dodge ToyCon Wind Pedalb As a frog jump as high as you can on an evergrowing stack of balls while avoiding obstacles and heading soccer balls The wind resistance from the Wind Pedal will make you feel as though youre actually experiencing a breeze li li classbwlistitemmargb bVR Plaza all ToyCon creationsb Enjoy 64 bitesized games and experiences in VR Plaza including platformers and puzzlers Many of these experiences can be enjoyed using only the ToyCon VR Goggles and Nintendo Switch system li ul p Two programing tools are included with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit software ToyCon Garage is the tool that is returning from previous kits and optimized for this kits ToyCon creations ToyCon Garage VR is a new tool that allows players to create their own VR games and experiences In fact ToyCon Garage VR is the tool that the development team used to create everything in VR Plaza Players can even import VR Plaza games into ToyCon Garage VR mode to discover how they work customize the experiences or use them as inspiration to create a completely new game p p Nintendo Labo VR Kit will launch in retail stores on April 12 with two primary configurations one that includes all ToyCon creations and one that includes a smaller selection of projects to get started p ul li classbwlistitemmargb bNintendo Labo VR Kitb Available at a suggested retail price of 7999 the complete Nintendo Labo VR Kit includes the Nintendo Switch software and materials to build all six ToyCon projects the ToyCon VR Goggles ToyCon Blaster ToyCon Camera ToyCon Bird ToyCon Wind Pedal and ToyCon Elephant as well as a Screen Holder and other accessories Its a good option for kids and families who want to dive into the full experience li li classbwlistitemmargb bNintendo Labo VR Kit Starter Set Blasterb Available at a suggested retail price of only 3999 the Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software plus all the components to build the ToyCon VR Goggles and ToyCon 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 li ul p Players that own the Starter Set can purchase the following optional expansion sets at a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fstorenintendocom2Fampesheet51958416ampnewsitemid20190321005780amplanenUSampanchorhttps3A2F2Fstorenintendocom2Fampindex4ampmd597a27cd3918d6ef4dc03461be4f1cfef relnofollowhttpsstorenintendocoma to expand their experience p ul li classbwlistitemmargb bNintendo Labo VR Kit Expansion Set 1b Available for 1999 Expansion Set 1 includes the components needed to build the ToyCon Elephant and ToyCon Camera li li classbwlistitemmargb bNintendo Labo VR Kit Expansion Set 2b Available for 1999 Expansion Set 2 includes the components needed to build the ToyCon Wind Pedal and ToyCon Bird li ul p For more information about Nintendo Labo VR Kit please visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Flabonintendocom2Fkits2Fvrkit2Fampesheet51958416ampnewsitemid20190321005780amplanenUSampanchorhttps3A2F2Flabonintendocom2Fkits2Fvrkit2Fampindex5ampmd516a379f492f731d503c56893efb1d701 relnofollowhttpslabonintendocomkitsvrkita p div classbwreleasetabletable cellspacing0 classbwtablemarginb tr td classbwpadl0 bwvertalignt bwalignl td td classbwpadl0 bwvertalignt bwalignl 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 ingame 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 td td classbwpadl0 bwnowrap bwpadr0 bwvertalignb bwalignr td tr tr td classbwpadl0 bwvertalignt bwalignl td td classbwpadl0 bwvertalignt bwalignl The two expansion sets do not include the ToyCon VR Goggles or Nintendo Labo VR Kit software td td td tr tr td td td td td td tr table

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