Nintendo Labo now supports Mario Kart for cardboard racingJune 26, 2018
Nintendo is releasing a new Mario Kart Deluxe 8 update today that includes Labo support for the Switch. The game update introduces the Toy-Con Motorbike to Mario Kart, from the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit. You can use the cardboard handlebars to turn, twist the right handlebar to accelerate, and use the other Joy-Con buttons to fire items, brake, and drift around tracks. If you know a bunch of friends with Nintendo Labo, you can even use up to four Toy-Con Motorbikes to play simultaneously.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the first Nintendo game outside of Labo to be updated with Toy-Con support, and Nintendo says it’s planning to update more titles to support Labo in the future. Alongside the Mario Kart update, Nintendo is also holding a second Labo creators contest. Nintendo is looking for the best Toy-Con musical instrument and best use of the Toy-Con Garage for gaming. Winners will be gifted a special cardboard-like Nintendo Switch with a custom paint job.