Labo VR Update Puts You Inside Four Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Levels

Labo VR Update Puts You Inside Four Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Levels

But not on the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite.

Get ready to see Captain Toad like you've never really seen him before: up close, personal, and in VR. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker gets support today for four courses, playable on a Nintendo Switch with a Labo VR Kit.

Nintendo put out a short teaser of what this looks like, starting with what looks like a hub world of sorts. There are a few islands floating in the air, a mine cart track linking them so you can watch Toadette cruise around you, and a Boo that will certainly never scare the living daylights out of anyone in VR.

It looks adorable, though it's only four courses, so don't expect to play the whole game in VR just yet. I'm a little disturbed by how close you can get to models of Toad and the other characters, though. As charming as the world of Treasure Tracker is, there's something unsettling about seeing Captain Toad's unwavering visage so close to your own face.

It looks to be pretty much the same size and scale as the Super Mario Odyssey Labo VR experience, where you could watch Mario bounce and explore the worlds of Odyssey. Hopefully it's not as hand-cramping an experience as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in VR.

Nintendo's Labo VR Kit is a pretty cool toy, if for no other reason than the inexplicable bird-butt contraption. While it's very cool beyond those avian adventures, the upcoming handheld-focused Nintendo Switch Lite won't support kits like Labo VR. So if you're a parent and reading about this around Christmas time, be sure to take that into account.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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