A new VR headset is releasing this week. No, not Rift S, Quest or Index. It’s actually Nintendo Labo VR, a makeshift device for the company’s Switch console. Like you, we’re eager to dive into the kit an learn what it’s all about. If you’re still on the fence, though, you’ll be able to do that before you purchase one.
Best Buy will be holding in-store, hands-on demos with Nintendo Labo VR this Sunday, April 14th. The company will hold the demos from 10:30am to 2:30pm. You can book a slot at a participating store through this website. Expect to get demos from the new line of peripherals that includes blasters, wind pedals and, uh, an elephant trunk. Then you can pick one up, head home and build it yourself.
That is a few days after Labo VR launches, mind you. The kit arrives on April 12th with either just the blaster or the whole slew of add-ons. Each comes with its own minigames to play and then there are more than 60 others to in the VR Garage. You can even make your own games with a relatively simple editor.
Nintendo Labo VR is mainly intended for kids, but hardcore VR fans have reason to pay attention too. Later this month Nintendo will update both Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with VR support. The former will include three new mini-missions to play through whereas the latter will be playable start to finish in VR. Needless to say, we can’t wait to get out hands on that.