When Nintendo first debuted their Labo craft kits for the Nintendo Switch a year or so ago, I thought that it was a cute little experiential ploy that might be fun to do with my sons one day, but I didn't hold much hope for it's future. When Nintendo announced earlier this year that the next step in the progression of Labo would be a Virtual Reality kit, it showed that they were behind this product.
Still, the initial looks and thoughts of the Labo VR Kit looked like they would be kitchy and kiddy at best. Then, earlier today Nintendo announced that two of the biggest games on the system Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be getting VR support through the Labo...now you've got my attention.
The video below highlights some of the features of the new VR capabilities with this powerhouse games, but doesn't necessarily showcase "virtual reality", more so a cardboard contraption that holds the screen close to your eyes.
Still, bringing this support to two of the largest games of the past few years is a move in the right direction for a company that will be competing with the other power players to get into the VR race and simply hold their place in the video game world as well.