A few months back, Nintendo updated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch to be compatible with the Labo Variety Kit’s bike handlebars. It was the first news of Nintendo expanding Labo creations to other games and it seems they’re repeating the same thing with the recently-announced Labo vehicle kit.
#NintendoLabo Vehicle Kit will be compatible with #MarioKart 8 Deluxe! Use the Toy-Con Car, Pedal, and Key to control any in-game vehicle in every game mode! https://t.co/9hp7IHHAZg pic.twitter.com/clLUSTFwG5
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 24, 2018
As shown in the Tweet above, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be able to use the wheel, pedal, and key of the Labo for use in all of the game’s modes, which means you can emulate using a racing wheel with your assembled Labo kit. While the pedal and steering wheel have obvious uses, the key is used to launch items, as well. I’m curious how the Labo picks up on you powersliding or if you have to physically lean it in order to do so.
Like the handlebars, using the vehicle can also be done with the Switch inside the cardboard or docked onto the TV. There’s no word on when the patch will arrive, but it should be here by the time the Labo Vehicle Kit hits on September 14.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets More Labo Support With Vehicle Kit