Here’s a fun little Nintendo VR Easter Egg. The company’s Labo VR kit was only released a few months ago, but it was actually confirmed in the very first Labo trailer back in January 2018.
Nintendo Laboratories director Tsubasa Sakaguchi showed this in an official video last week. Labo is a set of cardboard make-it-yourself peripherals that let you
play new games. Speaking about the origin of the kit, Sakaguchi noted that Nintendo was already conducting “basic VR research” when it showed Labo. In fact, he already knew that he wanted Labo VR to be part of the composition.
Do not believe him? He has evidence. Come back and see the first lab preview trailer below. Have you noticed anything at 1:58? Yes, this is nothing less than the notorious Labo VR bird-shaped periphery. You hold the kit on both sides, with a VR headset located on the back. Everything else you see in the trailer was released as part of the first wave of Labo VR kits. We assume that everyone just forgot about this little guy.
This is a pretty funny easter egg. Well, it’s funnier than the Oculus idea to accidentally send touch controllers with “Big Brother is watching you” printed inside. This is especially strange given that at that time Nintendo Labo was not a response to VR. But actually it was a very large application for VR technology.
Elsewhere in the world of Labo VR, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has just received headset support. Unfortunately, we also know that if you purchase a new Lite switch next month, then you won’t be able to play Labo VR with it.
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