VR can be turned on and off easily in “Breath of the Wild,” as demonstrated in the VR reveal trailer (below). Players will not need to start a new game or save file to experience the game in VR.
“Super Mario Odyssey” is also getting an update which will allow players to play a few new mini-missions in VR.
“With a free software update for the ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ game and the Toy-Con VR Goggles from the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, join Mario for a bite-sized bonus experience in simple, family friendly VR,” stated the Nintendo Labo website. “Revisit the Cap, Seaside, and Luncheon Kingdoms in three new mini-missions!”
As mentioned above, VR is possible for these Switch titles in companion with a Nintendo Labo VR Kit add-on: The Toy-Con VR Goggles. Nintendo Labo is a series of DIY cardboard kits which can be assembled and then interact with the Nintendo Switch console.
The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is coming April 12, for $79.99 and is available for pre-order now. The kit includes a programming tool for players to create their own VR games, according to Nintendo. In addition to the Toy-Con Goggles, it also comes with kits to assemble a Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant.
The updates for both games will arrive as free downloads later this month, on April 25.