Nintendo launches DIY Virtual Reality range

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The manufacturer taking gaming in a different direction, Nintendo, have today announced their new range of VR kits. 

The cardboard accessories can be added on to the incredibly popular Nintendo Switch, turning it into a makeshift virtual reality experience. 

The DIY approach means that kids will have to build before they can immerse themselves in a virtual world. It's the latest product in the Nintendo Labo line.  

Becoming available on April 12th, the new VR kits "encourage both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations." according to a statement from Doug Bowser, soon-to-be Nintendo's President for North America. 

The main VR kit costs $79.99 and includes six different cardboard kits to build, including VR goggles, a blaster, a screen holder, camera mode, a 'safety cap', and a mode that turns the toy into an elephant. 

There’s also a basic starter kit that includes just the goggles and blaster for $39.99. Additional accessories like the elephant can be purchased as an expansion in $20 sets.

The kits will include Labo software, which features games, step-by-step instructions, and the “garage” mode, enabling people to build their own Labo creations.