Mario And Zelda Content For The Nintendo Labo VR Is Shown In New Clip

Enjoy existing Switch games through the Labo VR Kit's upcoming update.
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'Mario' and 'Zelda' get new updates allowing for functionality with the Labo VR. Nintendo

Owners of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit will now be able to access content for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo recently released a new trailer showcasing the content made available in the company’s Labo VR Kit, which was recently highlighted by Labo software director Tsubasa Sakaguchi in an interview. The trailer showcased new small missions for Super Mario Odyssey, as well as a new series of features for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Super Mario Odyssey, according to the trailer, will let players “join Mario for a bite-sized bonus experience in simple, family-friendly VR.” It is expected to carry three new missions, in which you use the Labo VR Kit to collect music notes and coins. The missions take place in the Cap Kingdom, which is the very first kingdom you encounter in the game and where you meet Cappy; the Seaside Kingdom, filled with beaches, mermaids and angry octopi; and the Luncheon Kingdom, where anthropomorphic food coexist and a volcano heats up a large bowl of vegetable soup. The video doesn’t elaborate on what other activities you can do, but since this is Nintendo, and a Mario title at that, expect to see and find some hidden secrets.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets some much-awaited VR content as well. Nintendo promises to let players, “enjoy this epic adventure like never before.” The bulk of the content for the Labo VR Kit seems to be focused on activating the Toy-Con VR Goggles in the options screen, allowing you to experience the beauty of Hyrule Kingdom in first person. You do not need to start a new save file in order to enjoy this VR experience, as it will be available to all existing save files you have. The entirety of Hyrule can be explored with the goggles, which offers some new perspectives to returning and new players. While you can toggle this feature on and off as you wish, the VR feature will not be available for pre-rendered cutscenes.

Both free updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are expected to drop this Thursday, April 25, only on the Nintendo Switch.

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