Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker gets Labo VR support & is free for Japanese Switch Online subscribers

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Fans of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Switch will be pleased to hear that the title just got some love from Nintendo in the form of VR support and a free play period, if you’re in Japan.

This game joins the likes of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as VR support through the Labo Kit have been added in post launch.

Like those games this new VR section isn’t for the entire game and doesn’t add a first person mode or anything like that. Instead, certain levels (Japanese Nintendo states four of them) can be played from a new angle in virtual reality instead.

Between 1st August and 11th August Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will also be free to download and play for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Those with an active membership can play for as long as they like during that period, and can even finish the game should they want to.

The update which adds VR support, and the free download, seem to only be available to those in Japan though. That’s why the trailer for the update (down below) and the official news are all in Japanese.

While the Switch does allow you to freely change which region you’re in by making a new local account, it does become tricky to manage with the online subscription, so it may be easier to wait until this comes to the rest of the world.

While this game was an off choice for this kind of update, we’re at least happy to see that Nintendo is still supporting the Labo idea for the time being.

After the Nintendo Switch Lite was announced without support for Labo, many assumed that we wouldn’t be seeing more from the odd cardboard product.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of


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