Virtual reality is coming to the Nintendo Switch, in the form of a cardboard box that will be compatible with Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit is an extension of the existing Labo system, released last year, that integrates cardboard cut-outs and specialised software to create a tactile, learning-while-playing experience for kids. It’s actually a pretty clever way to teach programming and nurture creativity, but I’m still going to make fun of it because lol cardboard. The VR Kit includes a visor within a cardboard housing that can also be a blaster, a bird, or an elephant, depending on how and what you’re playing.
According to Nintendo, the VR update for Super Mario Odyssey will add three new mini-missions for the Cap, Seaside, and Luncheon Kingdoms, while the Breath of the Wild update will let you play the whole game in VR. While the Labo VR Kit is far less expensive than other VR options, I imagine it is also far more susceptible to cat-induced malfunction.
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit will be released 12 April, with free compatibility updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming 25 April.