Is there a VR mode for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

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Is there a VR mode for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

What can you do in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate VR mode?

VR mode on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a bit limited. You'll only be able to use VR while playing in single-player mode. Additionally, you'll only be able to play against the computer or watch computer opponents square off. You cannot use it while playing against another human. Since this is a new feature, it's possible that the game could receive another update that includes more VR options sometime in the near future. We'll just have to wait and see.

What is Nintendo Labo VR?

Earlier in 2019, Nintendo released a VR product known as Nintendo Labo VR. It was designed to inspire children to be more creative and use their imaginations through VR experiences. The kits feature Toy-Cons - cardboard tools that, once assembled, help enhance the VR experience. Each Toy-Con has a specific purpose and works with a specific type of VR game.

There are currently two different kits that each come with at least one Toy-Con. The first is an $80 Nintendo Labo VR Kit (opens in new tab) that includes five Toy-Cons, a game cartridge, and a headset. This complete kit has sold out just about everywhere but we're sure Nintendo is preparing to restock its suppliers. If you're a little more cautious, you can purchase the Nintendo Labo VR Kit - Starter Set (opens in new tab), which only costs $40 and comes with the headset, game cartridge, and the Blaster Toy-Con.

What other Switch games include VR mode?

In addition to being able to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in VR mode, Labo VR owners can play their copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab) and Super Mario Odyssey (opens in new tab) using the VR headset. These modes were added long after the initial release of these games, so we might see VR mode come to other Switch favorites in the near future.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.