Published: Sat, April 06, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Nintendo's Labo will make Breath of the Wild playable in VR

Nintendo's Labo will make Breath of the Wild playable in VR

Nintendo has announced that its upcoming VR Labo Kit for its Switch console will support two of its most popular titles to date - Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The new VR modes won't quite provide the effect of inhabiting the bodies of Mario and Link, as neither game's VR mode turns the perspective into first-person. My personal favorite Switch game, Super Mario Odyssey, gets a handful of brand-new mini-games set in existing zones.

Both games will be updated on April 25 to support Labo VR. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also received several accolades throughout the gaming industry including Game of the Year in 2017 at The Game Awards. Instead, they're coming as part of free update patches for the games, which will become available on April 26.

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Labo VR is the Japanese video game giant's entry into the virtual reality market and the fourth addition to the educational cardboard toys for the Switch.

The full Nintendo Labo VR Kit will be $80 and include a handful of cardboard constructs to create as well as a handful of compatible games and experiences, but if you are mostly just in it for the goggles, there will be a lighter starter kit available for $40.

Super Mario Odyssey will feature exploration in three areas in VR, while Breath of the Wild claims anything but the pre-rendered cutscenes will be playable in VR.

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