By now, you have likely seen Nintendo announce that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting Nintendo Labo support in the form of a Toy-Con Motorbike controller.
As seen in a recent promotional video, the cardboard structures enclose the Joy-Cons, using motion sensing to detect twists for acceleration and leaning to steer.
What you may have missed was the nugget of information that was hidden within the press release. “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.”
Nintendo has yet to comment on which titles may be updated with Labo support, but that hasn’t stopped us from speculating which titles could benefit from Labo functionality.
Naturally, Zelda was the first thing that came to mind. Picture it: You’re holding a cardboard hilt of the Master Sword and using motion controls to slash at Ghirahim with deadly precision. That’s right, Skyward Sword HD!
It may be a long shot, but one that I would love to see would be a new entry in the Punch-Out!! franchise. Punch-Out!! would make great use of the Nintendo Labo: Robot Kit. Players could throw head shots and body shots with both hands while blocking and dodging. Another idea we threw around was incorporating the Robot Kit into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Can you imagine the chaos that would occur with four people throwing actual punches in your living room?