Nintendo’s push to continue supporting the nearly year old cardboard initiative Nintendo Labo, the company has released other iterations of Toy-Con kits as well as pushing support to first-party titles. As of yet, Nintendo has released two compatibility patches for Mario Kart 8: Deluxe allowing both the handlebar and Vehicle Kit to be supported with the game.
Now following the recent announcement of the approaching Toy-Con 04: VR Kit, more titles are said to launch with support for the virtual reality cardboard headset. Following the headset’s release next week, both Super Mario Odyssey as well as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have a new option on how to play the two titles.
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Picked out from the trailer, it looks to give the option to play minigames such as note collection with VR support and explore locations from the game in a new unique experience for Odyssey. Three new mini-missions are said to be available with the upcoming update for the game.
As for Breath of the Wild, provided from the trailer looked to be vaguer than what was presented before. Seeming to give owners of the VR Kit the option of playing the game solely with the Toy-Con headset as a new form of camera control. That is what makes this more confusing as the headset requires both hands to be used rather than being strapped around like traditional virtual reality headsets.
For a prolonged game as the recent Zelda entry, it will be interesting how Nintendo tackles VR support for the title. VR Toy-Con support for both games will be available on April 25th.
How do you feel about Nintendo’s decision to support the two game for VR?
The Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is set to drop on April 12, 2019.