The official Japanese account for Super Mario Odyssey has confirmed that the new upcoming VR mode (releasing on April 25th 201) will not require the Nintendo Labo VR kit to be played!
The VR kit will just be an option for a full 360 ° view and anyone who owns Super Mario Odyssey will be able to try the new content that comes in this update!
Check it out below:
[VRであそぶ] こちらのモードは、VRゴーグルを使わずに遊ぶこともできます。でも、でも…是非、VRゴーグルを使って360°広がる『スーパーマリオ オデッセイ』をお楽しみください！ pic.twitter.com/rprPstDnLu
— スーパーマリオ オデッセイ (@mario_odysseyJP) April 15, 2019
The tweet roughly translates to:
[Playing in VR] This mode can also be played without using VR goggles. But… By all means, please enjoy the 360 ° spread [Super Mario Odyssey] using VR goggles!
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