So immersive!

Ever wonder what Splatoon would play like if it used VR? Well ponder no more, as Japanese researchers have created their own version using custom parts, a little imagination and a cheap plastic water gun.

The setup uses a Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted display for immersion, while the aforementioned water gun has been modded for wireless control, allow you to shoot and move. The GamePad is strapped to the player's back for motion control, because apparently that's the best place for it to approximate where you're aiming the gun when you hold it with two hands.

It may not be the most elegant solution, but it's still pretty impressive - perhaps, if NX does indeed come with support for VR, we could see Nintendo tackle the real thing next year?

[via engadget.com]