The most fun you can have with a cardboard box.
Nintendo is launching its on cardboard-backed take on the VR headset, the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, on April 12. If this isn’t exciting enough, the games company has also announced that it will be adding Labo VR support to two of its most popular games on the Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.
Starting on April 25, players of these two games will be able to play them in complete VR using the Labo VR headset. The level of experience varies between the two games, though. For Breath of the Wild, it will be a brand new experience, as players get the option to play the entire game using virtual reality. For Super Mario Odyssey though, the experience will be a bit more ‘bite-sized,’ since only additional missions will be available on VR.
“This new [Nintendo Labor VR] kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo – Make, Play and Discover – to introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart,” Nintendo’s new president Doug Bowser says. “We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”
The Labo VR will be available for $79.99 on April 12, or in a reduced format for $39.99.