Two of Nintendo’s Biggest Exclusives Will Soon Be Getting Labo VR Support


Nintendo recently announced on Twitter that its Nintendo Labo VR Kit will support Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, two of the biggest exclusives on the Nintendo Switch. 

For Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo announced that they will be adding a handful of “bite-sized” mini-games from the main campaign for the VR kit. Players will be able to revisit the Cap, Seaside, and Luncheon kingdom to complete these mini-games. This is just another small update out of the many that Nintendo has added to Super Mario Odyssey since its launch, with previous updates adding Luigi’s Balloon World as well as extra costumes. 

For The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will be able to experience the entire game in VR similar to how Bethesda did with its extremely popular game, Skyrim. This updated feature can be enabled any time in the options menu of the game. 

Alongside the compatibility of these two major titles, the Labo VR Kit comes with a variety of other games and projects to build. These include a rocket launcher, a camera, a wind pedal, and several others. The VR Toy-Con set is meant to be an easy, accessible way for families to test out VR, similar to Google Cardboard, without having to spend a lot of money on other VR alternatives like PlayStation VR or an Oculus Rift. 

Compatibility with these two major titles is just the tip of the iceberg for the VR Kit’s potential and could be an excellent sign for the future of Labo itself if the VR kit ends up being a major success compared to the lukewarm reception of previous Toy-Con kits. 

The VR compatibility update will be added to both games for free on April 25, 2019. The Nintendo Labo VR Kit will be available for purchase on April 12, with the full set costing $79.99 and the Starter Kit with just the VR Goggles and blaster for $39.99. 

Will you be picking up the Nintendo Labo VR Kit? Let us know in the comments!

Published by Nick Forsythe

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