Nintendo has announced that with the release of Nintendo Labo VR Kit, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey will support the headset. Breath of the Wild will be fully playable with the Labo VR Kit. However, Super Mario Odyssey will only have a small VR mode and the full game will not support VR.
This was announced by Nintendo of America on their official Twitter account where Nintendo announced that both titles will get support this month after a few weeks of Labo’s release. Nintendo is releasing the Labo VR Kit on April 12 while both titles will get the Labo VR support on April 25.
This will give players enough time to get comfortable with the VR Kit before jumping in their favorite titles. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will support VR for its entirety. Players will be able to toggle the VR mode on and off anytime during their gameplay session.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 5, 2019
This sounds very convenient however given the limited hardware of Switch, it also makes us wonder how it will work out. Despite full support by Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey will only have limited VR support. It will have a much smaller VR mode which will allow players to revisit Cap, Seaside and Luncheon Kingdoms and play them in VR with smaller challenges.
The support for both titles will arrive in the form of free updates to all players. Nintendo announced its VR headset last month and it comes with different variations. It is a lot different than most VR headsets as it is made of cardboard just like other Labo toys and the VR headset will have to be lifted to the eyes to actually play the games in VR. It does not come with any support to mount it on the head.
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