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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Receives Support For Labo In Software Update

by Donald Theriault - June 25, 2018, 6:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

Daemon x Machina with the Robot Kit? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

Nintendo has begun to roll out support for Labo in other first party titles, starting with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

A software update for MK8D is now available that adds support for the Toy-Con Motorbike, a part of the Variety Kit. Turning the handlebars changes direction, while twisting the right handlebar accelerates. The accessible buttons on the controller handle items and other functions.

Other software will receive updates for Labo compatibility in the future, according to a Nintendo press statement.

Talkback

SorenJune 25, 2018

Now that's what I call "I'm using tilt controls!" Vol. 2

broodwarsJune 25, 2018

And here I thought it couldn't get any more stupid than the Wii Wheel. Silly me.

EnnerJune 25, 2018

This is pretty cool!

Quote from: broodwars

And here I thought it couldn't get any more stupid than the Wii Wheel. Silly me.

Maybe the improved motion detection of the Joy-Cons will make for a better experience? Also, no need to worry about plastic because of the cardboard. I think there are aspects that are smarter.


But... it might be better if the game was compatible with a racing wheel.

LemonadeJune 26, 2018

This is a great addition, but I dont think I would ever actually play the game this way

StratosJune 26, 2018

So Dark Souls was delayed for Nintendo Labo Compatibility?

OedoJune 26, 2018

What's most interesting is the part about integration with other software being planned. I don't think this will change Labo's sales trajectory on its own, but if Nintendo has ways to integrate it with a lot of popular first-party titles, maybe we do start to see a boost. The Variety Kit is already doing decently in Japan (still squarely in the top 20 after two months), but any kind of half-way meaningful Splatoon 2 integration would be big on its own.

Quote from: Stratos

So Dark Souls was delayed for Nintendo Labo Compatibility?

I expect a record for 100% Piano within three days of launch.

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