Nintendo Releasing Labo Toy-Box

Because Nintendo does nothing but think of us as people who want nice things, they have announced a new addition to the Nintendo Labo line-up. This time it’s
the Nintendo Labo Okatazuke Box, which roughly translates to the cleanup box, it is a box you build to hold your finished Nintendo Labo projects.

The box releases in Japan on April 12th, with a release outside of Japan likely to be announced soon. The box will retail for ¥ 800, making it quite the affordable addition.

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Iron Man VR Announced for PlayStation 4

Sony dropped a pleasant surprise last night with the announcement that Iron Man VR would be releasing on the PlayStation 4. The game will be releasing later this year, and will put players head-first into the vaunted Iron Man armor that Tony Stark uses to defeat his enemies, alongside his A.I. secretary, Friday.

The first trailer can be seen above, which shows off the amazing visuals, and confirms that Ghost, last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, will be the main antagonist.

Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit for Switch

Nintendo has announced its entrance into the world of VR Gaming with its newest announcement, The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit. The kit will be available in two versions: a full set that will include software, goggles and five cardboard designs, and a smaller starter kit that will only include the goggles and one of the designs, a blaster/rifle. The larger kit will run for $80 while, the starter kit will retail for $40.

The kits will be available on April 12th, but keep in mind this will not make previous titles playable in VR, only the specific Labo games. Hit the jump for more images of the new kits.

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Halo: Outpost Discovery Revealed For Five Dates Across Country

Microsoft has revealed a first look at their upcoming Halo: Outpost Discovery event that will be making the rounds at five different locations across the country. The touring fan experience will offer players the chance to “step into Halo’s beloved science fiction setting like never before, with immersive themed attractions, interactive in-universe encounters, the latest playable game releases, and so much more.”

Attractions will include The Halo Ring Experience, where fans can interact with a real-life Warthog, take part in epic laser tag battles, and experience the latest in simulation and VR technologies, as well as hundreds of game stations featuring the Halo video game series, themed panels featuring the creators of the game, special guests and workshops.

Event details, ticket information and more are available now at HaloOutpostDiscovery.com.

PlayStation Countdown to E3 Revealed

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E3 is starting this weekend, and in anticipation of their keynote address on June 11th at 6:00pm PST, Sony has revealed their Countdown to E3 schedule, with reveals each morning at 8:00am PST. The broadcast will be available to check out at PlayStation’s official websiteTwitchYouTube, and Facebook. See the schedule and teaser below:

  • Wednesday, June 6 at 8am Pacific

Announce: New PS4 Game With PS VR Support

 

  • Thursday, June 7 at 8am Pacific

Release Date for an Upcoming Worldwide Studios Title

 

  • Friday, June 8 at 8am Pacific

Announce: New PS4 Game

 

  • Saturday, June 9 at 8am Pacific

Announce: New PS VR Game

 

  • Sunday, June 10 at 8am Pacific

Details: An Eagerly Anticipated Game Comes to PS VR

Gungrave VR Headed West This Fall

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This morning, XSEED Games announced that its long-in-development VR adaption of the popular PlayStation 2 title, Gungrave VR will be headed West in the Fall of 2018. The game will be releasing on PlayStation VR later this year.

Players will once again take control of Grave, with the return of character designer Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun), with the original Gungrave designers at Red Entertainment as advisers. Fully-voiced in English and Japanese with text support for English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.

Evangelion XR Coaster Returning to Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan has announced that its much-lauded VR Coaster experience, Evangelion XR: You Can (Not) Survive, will be returning to the park after the current Final Fantasy ride has run its course. The ride itself is a 360-degree VR roller coaster experience, that puts you in the middle of a heated battle within the city of Tokyo-03 between Unit-01 and the Third Angel, Sachiel.

You can hit the jump to check out a video detailing the experience of the ride, and giving you a taste of what to expect when it returns on June 25th.

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First Gameplay for Dragon Quest VR Unveiled

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Bandai Namco Amusement has kicked off its opening night for Dragon Quest VR, and we now have our first look at gameplay frmo inside the virtual Dragon Quest world in footage from Famitsu. The game is played with four players, in a party consisting of two Warriors, a Priest, and a Mage. Once a party is formed, the game begins at Kingdom Gate, with the below footage coming from the Plains.

Dragon Quest VR opens to the public on April 27th, at the VR Zone Shinjuku, in Japan. Hit the jump to check out the video.

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HTC Unveils the Vive Pro

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In an announcement at CES yesterday, HTC officially unveiled the new HTC Vive Pro. The Pro is a lighter-weight unit with integrated audio and a resolution increase to 2880 x 1600. Additionally, the Vive Pro features a new headstrap, dual microphones with active noise cancellation, as well as two front-facing cameras.

Lastly, HTC also unveiled a long-awaited wireless solution for the Vive and Vive Pro, featuring a Wireless Adapter that makes use of Intel’s WiGig technology. Hit the jump for a look at the reveal video.

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First Gal*Gun 2 Trailer

Inti Creates has released the first insane trailer for Gal*Gun 2, the much anticipated “Dating Shooter” that sees players attempt to shoot over 70 different schoolgirls to get them to fall in love with you. The trailer spotlights the newest weapon in the game, which was last seen in Gal*Gun VR, called the Demon Sweeper.

We could end up hearing more info on the game when Inti Creates hosts the game’s first broadcast on November 29th at 9:00pm JST. The event will be available over at YouTubeNicoNico Live, and Fresh!Gal*Gun 2 releases in Japan on March 15th, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Played Out: Is VR Really the Future of Gaming?

A good friend of mine is hosting an immensely informative show on Super Deluxe, and his latest episode is in regards to the state of gaming in relation to Virtual Reality, and the changing landscape surrounding it. He does all this in the craziest way imaginable with a lot of weird cats, freeze-frame shots, and just general insanity.

Check it out at the video above, and you can find the first episode on YouTube by Clicking Here.