New Nintendo Labo Kit Introduces Shareable, Simple VR Gaming Experiences

New Nintendo Labo Kit Introduces Shareable, Simple VR Gaming Experiences

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is a Unique First VR Experience Kids and Families Can Build Themselves

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Experience a new dimension of Nintendo Labo with the launch of the Nintendo Labo: VR Kiton April 12, which combines the innovative physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology* to create a simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is the fourth kit in the Nintendo Labo series, providing the tools to make DIY cardboard creations called Toy-Con; play a variety of games with these creations; and discover how Nintendo Switch technology brings it all to life.

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Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers six new Toy-Con creations to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which combine with the other creations to allow players to interact with the virtual world through imaginative real-world actions. Fend off an alien invasion with the Toy-Con Blaster, visit a colorful in-game ocean and snap photos of the sea life with the Toy-Con Camera and so much more.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit encourages passing around the Toy-Con creations among a group of people so everyone in the room can easily join in on the fun. To help encourage this social gameplay, players simply slip the Nintendo Switch console into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and hold it up to their eyes to explore numerous games and experiences – no head strap needed.

“This new kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo – Make, Play and Discover – to introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch in retail stores with two primary configurations, one that includes all Toy-Con creations and one that includes a smaller selection of projects to get started:

 

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit:

Available at a suggested retail price of $79.99, the complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes the Nintendo Switch software and materials to build all 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 – as well as a Screen Holder and Safety Cap. It’s a good option for kids and families who want to dive in to the full experience.

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster:

Available at a suggested retail price of only $39.99, the Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.

Players that own the Starter Set can purchase the following optional expansion sets to expand their experience:

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1**:

Available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 1 includes the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2**:

Available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 2 includes the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

The inventive Toy-Con Garage mode – included as part of all Nintendo Labo software – returns with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, offering basic programming tools for players to experiment with. More information about the experiences offered by Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be revealed in the future.

The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster and complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be available in stores on April 12. The two expansion sets will be available exclusively online at https://store.nintendo.com/. For more information about Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/kits/vr-kit.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*Users can easily turn off the VR feature and use the included Screen Holder instead of the VR Goggles to enjoy any of the included games and experiences in 2D.

**The two expansion sets do not include the Toy-Con VR Goggles or Nintendo Labo: VR Kit software.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

New Year, New Nintendo eShop Sale!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--If one of your New Year’s resolutions is saving money on amazing games, you’re in luck! Starting today and running until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 10, Nintendo is offering discounts on the digital versions of many games for both theNintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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Games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 , OCTOPATH TRAVELER and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Super Mario 3D Land and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido for Nintendo 3DS family systems are part of the sale, so it’s a great way to dive into some of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises … at a value price. If you received a Nintendo eShop Card as a holiday gift, now’s the time to use it!

This sale is also a good reason for new Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family system owners to visit Nintendo eShop for the first time and discover the wide selection of games available in Nintendo’s convenient digital storefront.

The sale can also be accessed by visiting https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

The full list of participating games includes the following:

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Select games from this New Year’s promotion will also be discounted at GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and Target beginning Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. PT.

Nintendo eShop features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and free demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or PayPal, or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at retailers in-store and online, and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account. My Nintendo members will also earn Gold Points on all qualifying purchases.

For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit https://www.nintendo.com/3ds/.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release

Treat Yourself to Big Savings and Discounts with Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals

Treat Yourself to Big Savings and Discounts with Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals

 

Save Up to 50 Percent on Select Digital Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS Games From Now Until Nov. 28

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In addition to the holiday shopping fans may be doing for loved ones this season, they can also treat themselves to a wide selection of digital games with this year’s Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals sale. Starting now and running until Nov. 28 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals promotion offers up to 50 percent off the digital versions of select Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. Games featured in the sale include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze,Starlink: Battle for Atlas Deluxe Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and CELESTE for Nintendo Switch, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Hyrule Warriors Legends and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove for Nintendo 3DS.

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 “Nintendo eShop is an excellent way to discover new games and explore a vast catalogue of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals are the perfect opportunity for gamers to expand their gaming library, with a wide selection of digital games available at a great price to purchase and download directly to their systems.”

The discounted games that are part of the Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals sale include the following:

 


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All games included in the sale will be available for purchase in Nintendo eShop, as well as directly at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/cyber-deals/. My Nintendo members will also earn Gold Points on all qualifying purchases.

Select games from the Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals promotion will also be discounted at GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and Target beginning Nov. 22 at 12 a.m. PT.

If you’re heading to stores on Black Friday, you can also pick up some additional deals on physical products. Nintendo’s Black Friday deals include a Nintendo Switch system with the hit Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as a full game download at a suggested price of only $299.99, a set of two Joy-Con Wheel accessories at a suggested retail price of $14.99 and a yellow-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game pre-installed at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. In stores, fans can also pick up a bundle that includes the Super Mario Party game and a pair of Neon Green/Neon Yellow Joy-Con controllers at a suggested retail price of $99.99, while supplies last. For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com/. To check out Nintendo’s interactive holiday gift guide, visit https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/.

Nintendo eShop features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card, PayPal or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at retailers in-store and online, and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or https://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

 

Editors Note: 

We have reviewed several games listed above .  

We also discuss in length The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time in our Remembrance podcast.  

Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles

Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles

 

Purchase Either System and a Get a Game at a Great Value

 

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Still deciding what to buy during this year’s Black Friday? Make sure to add some fun Nintendo items to the shopping list! Starting on Black Friday, Nintendo is offering deals on two awesome systems that would be great gifts for any person in your life – whether they are longtime video game fans or just getting started.

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The first is a Nintendo Switch system with the hit Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as a full game download at a suggested retail price of only $299.99. That’s basically like getting a free game (which is a $60 value) with your purchase of Nintendo Switch! And to make driving in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feel even more realistic, Nintendo is also offering a set of two white Joy-Con Wheel accessories at a suggested retail price of $14.99. Playing with the Joy-Con Wheel is as simple as placing a Joy-Con controller inside and turning the wheel left and right. And since Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers, you and another player can dive right in and start racing against each other right away.

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The second bundle is a yellow-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game (a $40 value) pre-installed at a suggested retail price of $79.99. In the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game, you get to put on your powered-up creator hat as you design your very own dream 2D Super Mario themed courses to share with friends and family. Using a variety of different items, obstacles and enemies from the Super Mario games, you can use intuitive touch controls and interactive tutorials to play and create a near-infinite amount of courses.

 

Details and participating retailers for both bundles can be found on the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/deals/. The Black Friday deals are also highlighted in a new video starring Luigi, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOJgr4Ic9pM&feature=youtu.be.

“For families still looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 2DS system, these Black Friday deals offer great values for any holiday budget,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With each boasting libraries of more than 1,000 games and counting, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS have something for everyone.”

 

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or https://www.nintendo.com/3ds/.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

Nintendo News: Nintendo Switch Tops December U.S. Sales as Nintendo 3DS Posts its Best Sales Month Since December 2014

Nintendo News: Nintendo Switch Tops December U.S. Sales as Nintendo 3DS Posts its Best Sales Month Since December 2014

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. Holiday shoppers purchased 1.5 million Nintendo Switch systems during the five-week reporting period of December, which is a critical month for the video game industry. Since its launch 10 months ago, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units, making it the fastest-selling home console in U.S. history.

Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. (Photo: Business Wire)

Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems also demonstrated continued strength, posting its best sales month since December 2014. Collectively, the different versions of Nintendo 3DS hardware sold more than 750,000 units in the U.S. in December, a 27 percent increase over the same period a year ago. The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S.

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Combined hardware sales of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system topped 2.6 million units, which accounted for more than half of all hardware sold during the month.

Four Nintendo Switch games finished high on the December sales charts for individual titles: Super Mario Odyssey at No. 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 9 and Splatoon 2 at No. 16. Additionally, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon for Nintendo 3DS finished No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.

For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com.

Note: Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

 

Source : Nintendo Press Release