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Nintendo finally showed off the games and experiences included in the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. On top of that, the Japanese website has updated with a bunch of clips showing quite a bit of footage. We’ve compiled the gameplay in a single video below.

Nintendo now has a new commercial up for the upcoming Nintendo Labo VR Kit. Have a look at the advert below.

Not too long ago, Nintendo announced that Nintendo Labo would be back in April with a brand new VR Kit. However, we didn’t really hear about the kinds of things that would actually be included. That has now changed.

Nintendo has put out an announcement plus a new video detailing what’s inside Nintendo Labo VR Kit. The lineup includes Ocean Camera (Toy-Con Camera), House Camera (Toy-Con Camera), Marble Run (Toy-Con Elephant), Doodle (Toy-Con Elephant), Bird Dash (Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal), Blaster (Toy-Con Blaster), Kablasta (Toy-Con Blaster), Hop Dodge (Toy-Con Wind Pedal), and VR Plaza (all Toy-Con creations).

Here’s the full explanation and video:

REDMOND, Wash., March 21, 2019 – Ever wish you could paint like an elephant or feel like a superhero by stopping an alien invasion? Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch 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 what’s included in the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit in this new video released by Nintendo: https://labo.nintendo.com/#video.
 
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 Toy-Con Wind Pedal produces a blast of air to create the feeling of flying, while the Toy-Con Blaster slides and clicks before it launches a volley of lasers (or fruit). Players can make different DIY cardboard creations like a Toy-Con Elephant or a Toy-Con Camera; play a variety of VR games and experiences with these creations; and discover how it all works – or even design their own bite-sized VR experiences with the included programming tools.
 
“Nintendo Labo is inherently designed to encourage imagination and creativity in people of all ages by blending real-world and virtual experiences,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new kit takes that concept a step further by layering in virtual reality to bring the Toy-Con creations to life and encourage family-friendly, pass-and-play experiences.”
 
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 aren’t looking into the Toy-Con VR Goggles to interact with the on-screen experience. For example, if one player is exploring the in-game ocean and taking photos with the Toy-Con Camera, another person in the room can wear the Toy-Con Snorkel and step in front of the Camera to make a bug-eyed fish swim quickly toward the player’s face – the reaction is priceless!
 
The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers a variety of games and experiences that work with the different Toy-Con creations, including:

The Game Developers Conference 2019 is currently taking place in San Francisco, and as part of it, the industry honors its own with the Game Developers Choice Awards. Nintendo was awarded one of the prestiguous awards: Nintendo Labo won the “Innovation Award”.

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Nintendo announced the next Nintendo Labo product last week, and it’s a kit dedicated entirely to VR. The company updated its Japanese support website with some additional information about safety.

One of the big takeaways is the intended audience. Any user not aged 7 and over should not be using the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, Nintendo says. That guideline was determined “by researchers in the ophthalmology and vision fields studying the effects of 3D images on the development of children’s eyes.”

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Nintendo has passed along a few photos of the newly-announced Labo VR Kit. Take a look at the images in the gallery below.

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is in development and will launch next month, Nintendo just announced. This will be “a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves”.

Two different configurations will be offered to consumers. The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, priced at $80, includes the software and materials to build six Toy-Con projects – the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant – along with a Screen Holder and Safety Cap. Alternatively, the $40 Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster includes the Switch software and all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap. Finally, there will be two $20 Expansion Sets – one with the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera, and the other with the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

Here’s the full announcement:

Baltoro Games are working on a racing game for Nintendo Switch. Perhaps the most interesting feature of Moto Rush GT, which is scheduled for a release in April, is that it will support the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Motorbike as one of its control schemes. Here’s a feature list of the game from the developers themselves:

– Over 100 levels!
– 12 bikes that can be customized, changed and recolored!
– Endless racing experience!
– Optional Nintendo Toy-Con support – play with your LABO!
– 60fps and fast-paced gameplay!
– Race against time, ghost opponents or try various challenges!
– Tilt support – play by rotating your console!
– 4 different modes balanced for both adults and kids!
– Weather and day-night cycle effects: night, rain and storms!
– Inspired by arcade culture games and six-generation era racers!

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This week on NEP, Oni and Galen go off the rails and discuss everything Nintendo under the sun. Plus, Oni’s a little bit nicer to Galen this week. At least, he thinks so.

A ton of news and talking points came up this week – that and Oni’s jetlag made for a great recipe for wacky thoughts and meandering topics for discussion. Furukawa’s comments on Nintendo’s future, SNES on Switch, NoR president shenanigans, and Persona’s future on Nintendo consoles all get talked about, among other things.
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