Last month, news broke that Nintendo Labo was gaining the power of virtual reality on April 12, 2019. Not too long after, the Big N announced that two of its best Switch games, Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild, would be getting free VR updates to make use of the Toy-Con VR Goggles. Details were scarce on what exactly this upgrade would entail. Today, the Japanese Super Mario Odyssey Twitter shed some light on what to expect for Mario’s latest adventure.
I hope Mario’s eyes aren’t damaged
Here’s a photo with some screenshots from the new VR mode:
Oh crap, isn’t that the piano from Super Mario 64?! Watch out, oh great mustached one, it has teeth!
The terrifying beast aside, it has been unveiled that Odyssey will obtain three mini-missions for the VR update. Collecting coins and musical notes will be the name of the game once released. It also appears likely that Mario will have to deliver the murder piano somewhere.
In addition, the close up of the skeleton mariachi and Pauline suggest a musical performance can be viewed in first person. I am assuming players will only utilize FPV during musical numbers and not have to jump and slide in first person while collecting key items. After all, that only leads to copious amounts of vomit and sadness.
The virtual reality mode for Odyssey will launch April 25, 2019. This gives gamers 13 days to figure out how to use the Toy-Con VR Goggles. Conversely, players can just keep it in its box until the update launches. I’m not telling you how to live your life!
Distinguished perusers of this website, what are your thoughts on this Odyssey update? Has the VR craze taken you by storm or do you feel it is a flash in the pan gimmick? Let us know your honest opinion in the comment field below.
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.