This week’s video game releases: ‘Nintendo Labo VR’, ‘Woolley Mountain’, ‘Dangerous Driving’, more
In this week’s video game releases, Nintendo expands into virtual reality (VR) with “Nintendo Labo VR”, and “Vacation Simulator” brings comically clumsy VR holidaying to personal computer (PC). Arcade racer “Dangerous Driving” also hurls itself across console and computer, and “The Mystery of Woolley Mountain” needs solving on Switch and PC. Meanwhile, turn-based adventure “Pathway” channels the spirit of “Indiana Jones”, and “Phoenix Wright” brings his legal flair and courtroom dramatics to modern machines.
Nintendo Labo VR Kit
For Nintendo Switch from April 12
Nintendo’s range of self-assembly cardboard controller housings extends into VR with a pair of virtual reality goggles, various accessories and over 60 mini-games that range from ocean safaris to a VR garage. A week later, full compatibility with “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and a special “Super Mario Odyssey” mode will be out as well.
For PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC (Epic, Humble), out now
Drive at breakneck speeds, slam into rivals to crash them and increase your boost, and contend with their wreckage on the next lap. If it sounds a lot like classic arcade racer “Burnout”, that is because it is made by some of the series’ veterans.
For Windows PC, Mac and Linux, out April 11
for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality on Windows PC, out now
Silly near-future robot’s vision of what it is like to be a human and take time off. Play at the beach, sunbathe, go on a hike, make ice sculptures, dress a snowman and more — all in aid of creating real vacation memories.
“Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy”
for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Windows PC, out now
Tackle injustice in the courtroom and at the crime scene in Phoenix Wright’s original escapade plus sequels “Justice for All” and “Trials and Tribulations”, originally released on Nintendo 3DS.
“The Mystery of Woolley Mountain”
For Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Mac, out now
Lead your crew of renegade scientists on a retro-style, time-traveling adventure to rescue a group of kidnapped children from the evil witch of Woolley Mountain. CE/NVG