“No, I don’t work in Nintendo.”
A clairvoyant Nintendo fan predicted Nintendo Labo VR integration for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey just ten minutes before it was officially announced by the Big N.
Reddit user KillerMau posted a thread in r/NintendoSwitch at roughly 5:50 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 4 titled “Can you imagine how awesom a can [sic] a Nintendo Labo VR integrations with games like BotW and SMO could be?” The post continued, “I mean, maybe not the full game, but some kind of VR Experience. Imagine the greatness of being in the Great Plateau, just watching the nature.”
Naturally, Nintendo Tweeted about the Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey VR integration at approximately 6:00 p.m. PT that night. Soon after KillerMau’s post went live, the user edited “Guys, it happened! NOA Tweet,” followed by “No, I don’t work in Nintendo and I did not know anything about this before the announcement.”
Of course, other Reddit users freaked out over the bizarre accuracy of the post, with GriffyDude321 writing “How does it feel to be a god?” and DSi_Store posting “Literally 10 minutes before they announced it, who are you?”
Naturally, other users decided to use KilerMau’s apparent powers for good, with JayElect pleading “Quick make a thread about Mother 3!!” and LakerBlue interjecting “No Paper Mario (like the first two) first!” – still, the oracle was adamant, saying “Sorry guys, but I’m keeping my luck on Golden Sun remake.”
Of course, this is merely a bizarrely timed coincidence, but it’s oddly specific nonetheless. Nintendo revealed it’s launching free software updates for both titles on April 25, with Super Mario Odyssey receiving a “bite-sized bonus experience” that will allow players to head back to Cap, Seaside, and Luncheon Kingdoms for three new mini-missions, and Breath of the Wild seemingly allowing players to experience the full game in VR.
Nintendo Labo VR will be released on April 12, 2019 as a starter kit with two optional expansion sets – it appears the Mario and Zelda VR experiences will only require the starter kit.
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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.