Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now Compatible with Labo

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch is now compatible with Nintendo Labo, Nintendo’s new line of interactive make, play, and discover experiences. Grab the handlebars and race your way to victory using the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit*. After installing a free software update** for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, available today, you’ll be able to select the Motorbike as a compatible controller from the main menu. You can watch the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – now compatible with Nintendo Labo! trailer on the official Nintendo Australia YouTube channel.

Players can now play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in TV mode using the Toy-Con Motorbike, or insert the Nintendo Switch console directly into the Motorbike’s dashboard to play it on-the-go. Whether using Toy-Con Motorbike or any of the other supported controllers, additional driving options such as Smart Steering and auto-accelerate are available to help newcomers get back on track. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the first game outside of Nintendo Labo software to receive Toy-Con support, and more titles will be compatible with Nintendo Labo in the future.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, familiar characters from the Super Mario series compete in races set around the world of the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond. Start your engines, put the pedal to the metal, and get ready for the kind of thrilling racing action that only Mario Kart can provide. Find out more at the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe website.

Meanwhile, the search for Australia and New Zealand’s greatest Nintendo Labo creations and customisations has begun with the launch of the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest for Australia and New Zealand. Whether you’re a master inventor or a creative spirit, anyone can take part and have a chance to win some amazing prizes, including a special Nintendo Switch system. For this contest, entrants can submit their creations in two different age categories:

Kids: In this category, children aged 11 and under can submit an original Toy-Con creation or customisation. You can even get some help from a parent or guardian.
Teens / Adults: For kids at heart, aspiring Toy-Con creators and decorators aged 12 and above can submit their creations in this category.

Creators in either category are tasked with either submitting a new, original Toy-Con project using Toy-Con Garage, a mod of an existing Toy-Con, or your own uniquely decorated Toy-Con. All submissions will be reviewed based on spirit, creativity and construction quality. Got an idea for your own original Toy-Con creation? Grab some cardboard sheets, dive into Toy-Con Garage and see where your creativity takes you. Or break out the pens, paints, stickers, stencils and anything you can find, and show us your one-of-a-kind customised Toy-Con designs.

Submissions will start on the Nintendo Labo website on 19th July and close on 7th September, but entrants can start preparing right now. The overall winner in each category will receive a very special prize: a special Nintendo Switch system designed to look like cardboard. Finalists will receive a Joy-Con Pair customised with the same design. More details can be found on the Nintendo Labo website.

Nintendo Labo is a new line of interactive make, play and discover experiences designed to inspire creative minds and playful hearts alike. Together with the Nintendo Switch system, the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to make fun DIY creations, play games with your creations, and discover how Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.*** Find out more at the Nintendo Labo website.

After installing a free software update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, available today, players can select the Motorbike as a compatible controller from the main menu and use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit. The search for Australia and New Zealand’s greatest Nintendo Labo creations and customisations has begun with the launch of the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest. The overall winners in each of two age categories will receive a very special prize.

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