Ahead of the Nintendo Switch reveal from back in 2017, it was reported that Nintendo was looking into ways to integrate VR to the console. It was later proven to be true when a couple of months ago, Nintendo launched the Labo VR kit which kind of brought VR to the Switch console system.
Since then, we’ve seen how Nintendo has updated some of its games to support it, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Now, if you thought that maybe a fighting game would be cool in VR, you’ll be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will also be supported in the Labo VR.
This means that players who want to experience the game in a more immersive environment will be able to as long as they have the Labo VR kit and the game. According to Nintendo, the support for Labo VR will be applicable to limited, timed, and offline battles, so not all of the game’s modes will be supported. Notably absent is multiplayer, but presumably this is because Nintendo wants to keep the experience consistent for everyone else.
The update should already be live, so if you own Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Labo VR kit, then perhaps this could be worth checking out, but if you don’t, the Labo VR kit is available from Nintendo for $80.
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