Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is now compatible with Nintendo Labo

Cardboard circuits.

You can now use Nintendo Labo to control Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Nintendo has released a free update to the game which integrates the handlebar model for the Labo Variety Kit as a control scheme.

A new trailer shows the control scheme in action, including motion controls for revving your engine and tilting to turn, while cardboard buttons and trigger presses allow you to use your items. In the handebar set up the Switch is positioned in the centre of the two bars, letting you look down at the course as you race, which is perhaps not the best practice for riding and actual motorbike. It's another great use for the Labo however, and gives Nintendo's latest toy a lot of replayability because, after all, who could ever get (card)board of Mario Kart 8?

The handlebar design comes as part of the Variety Kit for Labo and can't be built from the alternative Robot Kit. Nintendo has said that Labo integration for further games is on the way, so we may get more games that can make use of the Robot Kit in the future (Arms, anyone?). However, if you're looking to pick up a Labo for future updates to games, the Variety Kit seems like the safest bet for now.

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