Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey confirmed for Labo VRPlatforms: Nintendo Switch
Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey will both be receiving the Labo VR treatment in free software updates on April 25th.
In a video, Nintendo revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be playable in its entirety with the Nintendo Labo VR goggles. All that is required is a switch of the display method in the menu at any point during gameplay. Nintendo also confirmed that you will not need to start a new save file in order to play the game in VR.
Super Mario Odyssey is also getting a Labo VR mode, though this will be a "bite-sized bonus experience" rather than the full game being playable in VR. The video appears to show a fixed camera angle that players will control with the Labo VR Kit goggles, while Mario completes challenges in a pre-determined, blocked-off area. You'll be tasked with collecting "musical notes and coins to complete objectives in three new mini-missions". Three Kingdoms from Super Mario Odyssey will return in the VR missions: the Cap, Seaside, and Luncheon Kingdoms.
Both of the updates will be free and will be available on April 25th. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is releasing on the 12th April.
Was anyone expecting Nintendo to go as big with VR as this? This would have been a pretty hefty announcement for a Nintendo Direct, let alone a random post on Twitter. If I can now just live in Breath of the Wild I'm afraid I won't come out.