In a surprise move Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now compatible with the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit, but Nintendo has “further updates” in the works for the kart racer.
That tease comes from Nintendo director and senior managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi, who, in a short Ask Mr. Takahashi video, answered questions about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.
“Now you are able to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe using the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Motorbike,” Takahashi began. “So whether you’ve been using bikes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or not, please try playing with the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Motorbike. There will be further updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so please look forward to it.”
Whether this relates to more Nintendo Labo support – although I can’t see how any of the Toy-Con that are currently available could work – or downloadable content that will add more characters and tracks is unclear.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 12, 2018