Is Nintendo Labo VR Kit true virtual reality?

| March 23, 2019

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Like the other Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Kits, the VR Kit is basically a pair of VR goggles that you build out of cardboard, place your Switch screen into, and then the Joy-Cons go in along the sides of the goggles or other Toy-Con accessories.The VR Kit will come with the corresponding VR software from Nintendo that put those goggles and accessories you just built to good use. The software includes mini-games that simulate some types of VR experiences, such as a shooting game, simulations for being an elephant, bird, or even photographer, and there is a wind petal accessory.

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