If you were to tell me months ago that we would be seeing VR in any form for the Nintendo Switch I would have heavily doubted you. I thought for a long time that Nintendo would eventually journey down that path. But, when former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime squashed those hopes, so did my wishes of the Switch being turned into VR goggles. That was, until recently.
And an even bigger surprise, it looks like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will both support the new NintendoLabo VR.
Nintendo released a tweet (see below) announcing two games that will support the upcoming launch of its Nintendo Labo VR goggles. Previously, it was thought that only some of the software for the DIY kits were going to support this feature. However, it looks as though some mini-games in Super Mario Odyssey will bring virtual reality to life on the hybrid console.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 5, 2019
When jumping into Breath of the Wild, you can simply make some changes in the game’s main menu to start using the goggles. It does note that a new save file isn’t necessary in order to piece together your headset and start using it.
What does the future hold?
There is a lot of commotion going surrounding Nintendo at the current moment. There are talks of upcoming console additions, not to mention a slew of new games being developed. That doesn’t even touch on what’s being brought over from the Microsoft camp and the potential for Xbox Live to become available on the Nintendo Switch.
Wild times, wild times indeed.
What are your thoughts on Nintendo’s recent adoption of virtual reality? And, if you’re all in for the technology, what are some of Nintendo’s franchises that you would like to also see get the VR treatment? Let us know in the comments below!