VR support will be a free upgrade.
Just a few weeks ago, Nintendo announced its implementation in the virtual reality (VR) industry with the Labo VR suite for its Nintendo Switch portable console. With a number of cardboard instruments and video games, the kit should be released next week. To further strengthen its VR positions, Nintendo suddenly demonstrated VR support for the two most iconic games on its console — Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Mario Odyssey in VR will not be the full version of the game, instead, it will be three mini-games where players must collect coins and musical notes to complete tasks. The game will take place in familiar locations for players, such as Cap, Seaside and Luncheon Kingdoms.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is another matter, as it seems that Nintendo has managed to make the whole VR experience compatible. The game will still remain in third-person mode, with a fully controlled camera, which will be interesting when it comes to ease of operation.
Both titles will have to use “VR Goggles” which is part of Nintendo Labo: VR Kit. An update that adds VR for both games will be released on April 25 for free.
Nintendo Labo: The VR Kit goes on sale next Friday, April 12, with a full set for $ 79.99 USD / £ 69.99 GBP, along with pre-orders. The fourth in the Labo series, the complete set contains: VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Elephant, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird, each with its own unique title to complete the set. There will also be a smaller kit with VR glasses and a $ 40 toy blaster.
In addition, there is also a set of VR Plaza, filled with 64 bit games and experiences, which can only be found using VR glasses as part of the system. And for novice video game developers, Toy-Con Garage VR is a new tool that allows players to create their own VR content.
VRcue will continue to keep you updated on the latest virtual reality events.