Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets a New Update Adding Support for Nintendo Labo

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is adding some extra cardboard-y goodness with a brand new update that provides compatibility with Nintendo Labo on Switch.

on June 25, 2018 9:25 PM

As one of the first Wii U-to-Switch ports to arrive for the Switch when it launched last year, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gave players the ability to race on the go, and now the game is getting some new (and creative) ways to race, thanks to Nintendo Labo.

Nintendo has announced that a new update is available now for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with the update specifically providing compatibility for the game with Nintendo Labo.

Alongside the new update, Nintendo also released a new video highlighting Labo compatibility with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in action, including using the cardboard Toy-Con Motorbike accessory to steer your character’s kart in-game, which is found in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit.

The update itself is free and available now on the Nintendo eShop, according to Nintendo’s announcement, so if you have a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo Labo, and a little bit of imagination in store, you can take your (cardboard) wheels for a spin in the game now.

Alongside the Labo update, the latest patch also provides a few minor updates to the game, according to patch notes from Nintendo. For more on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you can read our review from when the game launched last year, along with our review of the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit from this past spring.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now for Nintendo Switch. For a closer look at the latest update, you can check out the new trailer below and several screenshots of the game utilizing Labo below:

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