The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is coming to VR via Labo
Today, Nintendo announced that its upcoming Nintendo Labo VR Kit will support two of the Switch’s most prominent titles: Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with “bite-sized” experiences. The VR Toy-Con is meant to be an accessible way for families to test VR out without dropping the big bucks on systems like the PSVR or an Oculus.
The VR Toy-Con is rich in potential, and Nintendo adding compatibility with some of their biggest titles is a great sign for the Labo’s future. Frankly, the thought of exploring Hyrule all over again in VR sounds like a fantastic reason to revisit Breath of the Wild.
Super Mario Odyssey will support a “bite-sized” experience, with players getting to complete three mini-missions in the Cap, Seaside, and Luncheon Kingdoms. Breath of the Wild seems to be fully supported, with snippets of play from all over Hyrule being featured in the teaser. The feature can be enabled or disabled at any time via the options menu.
The VR Kit also comes with a host of fun projects to build and play with, including a rocket launcher-like blaster and a wind pedal.
VR compatibility will be added to both the Mario and Zelda titles with free updates on April 25, 2019. The Nintendo Labo VR kit will be available on April 12 for the Nintendo Switch. The full set with all accessories will be $79.99, but a Starter Kit with the VR goggles and blaster will be available at $39.99.