The free update will come later today for everyone who owns Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and the Labo Virtual Reality Headset.
Although Labo VR has been criticized for its lack of functionality and usage in games, Nintendo is aiming to correct that by adding virtual reality to previously released titles. Nintendo recently implemented Labo VR into Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild earlier this year to help boost playability with the headset.
There will be four levels in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker that receive the VR update, allowing players to replay a portion of the game in a completely fresh way.
In the video below, it appears the player will mainly use the virtual reality headset as a camera, allowing them to move around freely to gain a fresh perspective on various levels. The VR goggles will also allow players to get a unique 360-degree view of the level select screen.
In addition to allowing the player to freely move the camera within the perspective-based levels, the video below also showcases a first-person view that will put the player in the front row of a minecart as it speeds Captain Toad through the level.
Although the game was released back in 2018, Nintendo has shown a dedication to updating Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker by adding new levels and even a co-op mode to the game post-launch.
Virtual reality is a fantastic addition to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker due to the game’s perspective-based puzzles and platforming sections. Allowing players to move freely with their goggles to gain a different view plays perfectly into the philosophy of the game and adds a new layer of strategy to it as well.
Check out Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker’s Virtual Reality mode with the free update coming later today.