VR Coming to Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo just announced something many had hoped for but few of us saw coming to fruition. By now, you have probably heard about the next Nintendo Labo kit, which will focus on virtual reality. This week, Nintendo dropped a video to show off upcoming VR functionality coming to Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild via free updates on April 25, 2019.

The steering wheel Labo kit had already been incorporated into a few existing Switch games, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This led many to speculate if the VR kit would see a similar approach to other games. Then Nintendo surprised us with this news on social media.

As you can see in the video, Super Mario Odyssey will gain an additional mode with VR, while Breath of the Wild seems to add VR to the entire game. This leaves us with several questions, though, especially around how someone will play those two games without a head-strap. Nintendo has even stated this is a feature, in order to easily pass on the Labo to others. Zelda, however, needs two hands on the controller, so we are not sure how this is going to work.

What do you think of this Labo VR news? Let us know in the comments.