Nintendo Labo now works with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo Labo now works with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Nintendo Labo and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are now sitting in a comfy two-seat coupe together, as Nintendo today announced that the cardboard crafting kit and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are now fully compatible in all modes.

From the press release:

After downloading the update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, simply select the “Nintendo Labo” icon on the game’s title screen to access a menu where you can select Toy-Con as the control type. When racing, turning the handlebars changes direction, twisting the right handlebar accelerates, and the various Joy-Con buttons are used for items, brakes and drifting. Up to four players can play at the same time with Toy-Con Motorbike with their own Toy-Con and Joy-Con controllers.

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