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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe supports Nintendo Labo via new update

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe supports Nintendo Labo thanks to a new update.

Specifically, the Variety Kit’s Toy-Con Motorbike will now work within the popular racer.

“Grab the Toy-Con Motorbike handlebars and race to victory,” Nintendo advised on Twitter. “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now compatible with the Toy-Con Motorbike creation from the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit!”

Check it out in action below:

Neat, eh?

The Labo update also comes with a couple other fixes, as follows:

  • Addressed an issue where, after setting up a tournament, the “Search by code” feature would stop functioning.
  • Addressed an issue that made it impossible for a player to proceed after colliding with a Star Thwomp.
  • The latest update data is needed to play matches online.
  • Once you have downloaded the latest update data, you will no longer be able to play “Local Wireless” and “LAN Play” matches with other players who have not downloaded this data.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now on Nintendo Switch, as are a number of different build-it-yourself Nintendo Labo kits.



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