Nintendo released its Lobo VR Kit for portable console Switch back in April, following that up with virtual reality (VR) compatibility for Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This week the company has announced another for that list Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, releasing a 1.3.0 update in Japan.
The update doesn’t allow for full VR support throughout the videogame like Breath of the Wild, instead, it takes a leaf out of Mario Odyssey offering a curated selection. The VR mode provides four courses to play on, The Treasure at Mushroom Ruins, Walleye Tumble Temple, Briny Bowl Swimming Hole, and Mine Cart Tunnel Throwdown with the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit.
The announcement was made by way to Nintendo Japan’s YouTube channel, with a new trailer showcasing what to expect. At present, there’s been no confirmation regarding western availability. Additionally, for Japanese Switch Online subscribers, Nintendo will be offering a free trial period where they can access the entire videogame between 1st – 11th August.
Hopefully, this will be the start of many more VR updates to Nintendo’s Switch lineup, enticing more players to try the VR kit. The recently announced Nintendo Switch Lite, on the other hand, won’t support Labo in any way due to its all in one design and a smaller 5.5-inch touchscreen.
While the Labo VR Kit design is fairly basic, harking back to the look of Google Cardboard, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto recently addressed concerns the company was behind when it came to the immersive tech. During a Q&A with shareholders at Nintendo’s 79th Annual Meeting the veteran designer said: “We have actually been conducting practical research on these technologies from the very beginning.”
The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is available as a full kit retailing for $79.99 USD / £69.99 GBP featuring six buildable parts, the VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Elephant, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird. There’s also a cheaper kit featuring the VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster for £40. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Nintendo and its Labo VR kit, reporting back with all the latest VR updates and announcements.