Nintendo's Kosuke Yabuki talks about bringing Zelda: Breath of the Wild content to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Kosuke Yabuki has provided a blog update on The Legend of Zelda portal in Japan, in which he talks about the release of the Breath of the Wild content for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Details from the blog are below.

- when Link does a Jump Action, he waves a Guardian Sword++ a
- when he glides, the Paraglider pops out
- the Master Cycle Zero can go off-road, and it has powerful drifts and jumps
- plenty of developers who worked on The Legend of Zelda series ended up on the Mario Kart team
- also, plenty of developers who previously worked on The Legend of Zelda series have experience with Mario Kart games
- one day Eiji Aonuma came to see him, and told him: “I’m thinking of putting a bike in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."
- after playing “The Champions’ Ballad”, Yabuki thought that he would love to see the Master Cycle Zero in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- the wheels turn on their side during anti-gravity sections
- the team paid particular attention to the design of the mechanical parts and the Paraglider’s cloth

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Master Cycle Zero & Breath of the Wild Link footage

A new update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now for Nintendo Switch! Race like a champion with the Master Cycle Zero and Champion’s Tunic Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! This update also includes the Ancient Tires and the Paraglider parts!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Version 1.6.0 patch notes

Version 1.6.0

- New character added: Link (Champion's Tunic)
- New vehicle added: Master Cycle Zero
- New tires added: Ancient Tires
- New glider added: Paraglider
- Update includes revisions to improve gameplay, as well as some content not listed here.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update available now, includes Master Cycle Zero, Champion’s Tunic Link, plus Ancient Tires and Paraglider parts

Looks like Nintendo wasn't kidding about those updates to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! New content is available right now, and it's all Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild themed!

South Korean YouTube personality hosting Switch broadcast this week

South Korean YouTube personality Large Library TV (buzzbean11) is going to host a special Switch broadcast on July 21st, 2018. The broadcast will include footage of games like Mario Tennis Aces, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and ARMS. It seems that this is something Large Library TV and Nintendo have collaborated on, as Nintendo Korea has shared the info on this broadcast.

Hot Wheels showing off new Mario Kart lineup at Comic-Con, due out June 2019

Nintendo and Mattel are teaming up for a special series of Mario Kart Hot Wheels toys. These toys will be on display at Comic-Con, at both the Mattel and Nintendo booths. The toys will be $5 a piece, but they aren't going to see release until June 2019!

Thanks to MegaJacobF for the heads up!

Hallmark's new Mario Kart and Donkey Kong ornaments are out today

These Mario Kart and Donkey Kong ornaments from Hallmark were announced awhile back, but now they're available to purchase! That includes both online and through Hallmark retail locations. I guess it's never too early to plan out your holiday decorations!

Grab yours here (thanks FangztheWolf!)

Nintendo was filming a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament at Universal Citywalk

Looks like most of the mystery is over. Yesterday we saw that Nintendo was filming at Universal Citywalk, but we had no idea why. Today another picture has come in, and as you can see, they're doing some sort of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament. What this was filmed for and when we'll see it remains to be seen.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe getting "further updates"

Looks like the Nintendo Labo update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't the only update Nintendo has int he works for the game. In the clip above, Mr. Takahashi reveals that further updates are coming to the game, but no specifics were shared. We'll just have to hold tight and wait to see what Nintendo is cooking up!