Very shortly, you'll be able to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, entirely in virtual reality. In our Breath of the Wild Labo VR guide, we'll be detailing everything there is to know about VR support coming to one of the Nintendo Switch's best games.
- What is the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Labo VR Release Date?
- How Does Breath of the Wild Work With Labo VR?
- Breath of the Wild VR Controls
What is the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Labo VR Release Date?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Labo VR update release date is April 26, 2019. This will be an entirely free update for everyone that owns the game on the Nintendo Switch, so you'll have to download the new update if you want to play the game in VR.
How Does Breath of the Wild Work With Labo VR?
Simply put, there'll be one option in the menu systems for Breath of the Wild, for the use of the Toy-Con VR Goggles. Simply flick this option on while using your Switch with the Labo VR Goggles, and you'll instantly be playing Breath of the Wild in virtual reality.
Below, you can see some screenshots of how the game will look while you're using the VR Goggles. There's definitely a more limited scope of view while you're playing Breath of the Wild in VR, and this is because your eyes will be so close to the screen.
Whereas Super Mario Odyssey has a limited three levels that are playable using Labo VR, it would appear that the whole of Breath of the Wild is playable from start to finish using the Labo VR Goggles. Keep in mind that Nintendo hasn't expicitly stated that the whole game is playable in VR, but they have previously said that pre-rendered cutscenes for Breath of the Wild won't function with VR support.
Breath of the Wild VR Controls
But what about the gyro controls while playing Breath of the Wild in VR? For those that find the motion controls a bit too much, you can turn off the gyro controls for Breath of the Wild, while still playing the game entirely in VR, if that's more to your liking.
On top of this, we're not entirely sure how Breath of the Wild will control in VR. The Labo VR Goggles don't have a strap for your head, so you'll need to hold the Goggles up to your head with one hand. But you can't play Breath of the Wild with a single Joy-Con, so we're not entirely sure how this is going to play out come launch.
If you're only just getting started with The Legend of Zelda's Switch debut for the first time, then allow us to lend a hand. We have guides on the best weapons in Breath of the Wild, our Breath of the Wild bosses guide, as well as our Breath of the Wild walkthrough page.