Here's how Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's new VR mode works

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Nintendo has added a virtual reality mode to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, compatible with its recent Labo VR goggles. How does it work? Read on.

Smash's new mode, available now via the game's latest 3.1.0 update, is limited - since Labo VR is designed to be held up in front of your face for short bursts of play.

Found within Ultimate's "Games & More" menu, Nintendo's VR offering is only for single-player matches or watching CPU battles. "Dozens of stages" are supported, Nintendo's trailer states, suggesting some are not.

VR mode lets you peer around levels, a little like you can when a single-player match is paused, and see bits which might otherwise be out of bounds. And that's about it.

Looking for new things to do online, instead? The latest update also adds in a FP training mode where you can send your amiibo characters off to do battle remotely. They'll then return with a handful of rewards and a bunch of experience to level up.

If you want to see what else is in the update, see our Super Smash Bros Ultimate patch notes page.

"Nintendo Labo VR is VR at its simplest - but also its most magical," Ian wrote when he tried the kit out earlier in the year.

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