Super Mario and Legend of Zelda coming to VR on Switch thanks to Labo

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NINTENDO fans will soon be able to get up close and personal with their two biggest heroes.

Mario and Link are both getting VR modes added to their Switch games when the Labo VR kits are released later this month — and they’re going to be free.

You’ll be able to get up close and personal with Mario and the worlds of Super Mario Odyssey with Labo
A downloadable update adds an option to let you play through any of Breath of The Wild using VR

The downloadable add-ons to Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available from April 25th, but you will need to have bought the full games to be able to enjoy them.

You will be able to play through all of Zelda using the cardboard VR headset you build with the base Labo VR kit.

It’s not clear how controls will work given you’ll need to use at least one hand to hold the goggles (which contain the Switch screen) up to your face, but it looks like it’s going to be fun.

Anyone hoping to play it all the way through using VR better get working out though.

While the googles are great, the lack of any sort of even optional strapping to keep it on your head means you’ve got to be prepared to keep holding it in place for as long as it takes.

You really can explore the entire world using the goggles
With VR, you’ll actually be inside the levels you’re guiding Mario round

Mario is getting three new levels set in the Cap, Seaside and Lunceon kingdoms.

The “bite-sized” mini-missions look to take a leaf out of Sony’s book given the success of Astro-Bot: Rescue mission — which was up for Best Game at last night’s Baftas — and provide new platforming experiences that you’re going to need VR to play.


The Labo VR kits are coming out next week on April 12 in several flavours.

You can get the Starter Set for just £34.99, or the full set of accessories for £69.99.

You only need the Starter Set if you want to play Mario and Zelda add-ons, though.


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