Published on June 26th, 2018 | by Lee Davies

Nintendo LABO News (updated)

First up, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been updated, and version 1.5.0 is available to download right now. This update adds the ability to utilize the LABO Toy-Con Motorbike, which is available to purchase in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit #1, as an input controller.

Secondly, Nintendo added that, “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.”

Lastly, Nintendo are holding the second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest. Two categories are available to enter and they are the “Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage” and “Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument.”

The competition is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, but it’s the prizes that are the main talking point. The best of those is a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Switch system. If you fit the criteria you can enter that competition here.

Update: The competition is now open to European residents. The European contest has three categories for entry, as follows:

Creations: 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 – the sky’s the limit!
Customisations: Break out the pens, paints, stickers, stencils and anything you can find, and show us your one-of-a-kind customised Toy-Con designs!
Kids: In this category, children up to the age of 12 can submit an original Toy-Con creation or customisation. You can even get some help from a parent or guardian.

Find more details of the European Labo competition here.

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