Nintendo Adds Labo VR Support to Mario and Zelda

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President In just a few days Nintendo is about to give Switch owners their own way to hop on board the virtual reality bandwagon. The Nintendo Labo VR Kit lets players build their own headset and accessories out of cardboard and combine them with Switch hardware to make straight up magic. We recently got to try out the VR Kit and will have a full review coming soon. But right now we can say the games themselves are smaller experiences, like previous Labo kits.However, there’s nothing stopping VR from working with more substantial experiences either. And apparently Nintendo agrees because later this month Labo VR headset support is coming to the two biggest games on Nintendo Switch: Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Experience 2 beloved games in new ways with the Toy-Con VR Goggles from the #NintendoLabo: VR Kit! https://t.co/be8xudP2PK pic.twitter.com/M0C6w59lIT— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 5, 2019Judging a VR game without seeing it in VR is tough but here’s what we think is going on here. Super Mario Odyssey adds a handful of VR minigames taken from the main campaign like collecting music notes or just exploring the various colorful kingdoms. It reminds us of other VR 3D platformers like Lucky’s Tale or Trover Saves The Universe. Fans of Super Mario 3D Land should also enjoy seeing Mario in 3D again. But really this makes us wish for Super Mario Odyssey DLC.The Zelda VR support is much more shocking however. Instead of a side mode this appears to be the entire adventure playable in VR in the vein of Skyrim or No Man’s Sky in VR. That sounds cool and impressive but the lo-fi nature of Labo VR hardware gives us pause. How will the framerate hold up? What about resolution? Are we expected to hold the Joy-Con up to our heads the whole time? How will this compare to this homebrew Zelda VR game on Switch?We won’t have to wait long to see how well VR gels with these AAA Nintendo experiences. Labo VR support comes to Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a free update on April 25. But where’s the Virtual Boy Virtual Console you cowards! For more on Nintendo Labo check out this pop-up piano book and here are our thoughts on the Labo Vehicle Kit.last_img

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