It may not seem possible, but Nintendo’s wildly popular handheld console can actually power virtual reality! Thanks to Nintendo Labo, the Japanese company has announced that Virtual Reality will soon be coming to Nintendo Switch’s biggest hits: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey. Eager fans can get their hands on the Nintendo Labo VR Kit right now!
According to Nintendo, the Nintendo Labo VR Kit software runs directly on the Nintendo Switch. Users only need to slide their Switches into the goggles, and they will be able to experience 60 tiny VR experiences. There is also a new programming tool that allows users to produce “bite-sized” VR games and experiences from scratch. Users can even use existing games as platforms for their new VR experiences. There is also a number of “expansion sets” you can purchase that will expand the VR experiences you can enjoy.
Both Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild have already received their VR Kit updates. Even more games are rumoured to be getting Nintendo Labo VR Kit support in the near future. If this is the case, I can honestly see no reason not to pick up the VR Kit if you are already an avid Nintendo Switch player.
As it stands, you can get the starter Nintendo Labo VR Kit pack at most retailers for around R800. This includes the goggles and a blaster. An additional VR Kit Expansion Set includes camera goggles and additional set pieces, while Expansion Set 2 includes pedals.