I bet you didn’t see this coming. We are talking about Virtual Reality (VR) for Nintendo Switch. It is happening, though, and it is part of Nintendo’s Labo DIY cardboard-building gaming peripherals that debuted in January 2018, under a series known Toy-Con (which is NOT a toy convention, btw). The aim of Nintendo Labo is make Switch funner, like it not already is. I have to admit. It is kind of fun to see boxy cardboard robotic suit, fishing pole, steering wheel et cetera. Anywho, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit, as it is called, is the latest to join the Toy-Con family.
The kit will come in two versions: a Starter Set + Blaster kit that includes the cardboard VR goggles and a cardboard blaster which, oddly, you have to put it to your face (I guess it feels more like aiming down a rifle?), and a complete kit that has everything, including software, goggles, the blaster plus 4 other VR Toy-Con projects comprising of Camera, Elephant (!?), Bird, and Wind Pedal. The smaller set, i.e. the Starter Set + Blaster kit, will retail for $40 ($39.99?) while the complete kit with all six cardboard peripherals will goes for $80 ($79.99?).
If you are not prepared to drop 80 bucks, you can go for starter kit and acquire the two expansions later on. Pricing for the expansion set is not known, though.
Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit will be available in stateside starting April 12, 2019.