Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Will Receive “Further Updates”

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Labo Screenshot

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.


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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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