For the very short time Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was available for purchase during the month of April, it was the top-selling game in America and now that top-selling game has a new update out already.

Admittedly some of you might not be happy with that, what with all the recent updates Switch related mostly being focused on bug fixes, but the new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t like that. There is a list of changes, which includes giving Miis facial expression like the ones players are used to from Mario Kart 8 for Wii U and so much more, like a tweak to the Inkling Girl’s animation, so that she no longer grabs her own arm when she celebrates and you can see the change for yourself with the images below:

Before the Update:

After the Update:

*If you’re wondering why this image has been removed, the previous pose is one of way people like to signify “Up Yours.”

But like I said, there is a list of changes, and we have that list right here, so here is everything put into effect as part of the newly released and available to download now, 1.1 update:

  • Opponents’ names are displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches.
  • Invincibility period after a spin-out or crash is longer in online matches.
  • Up to two players can spectate a friend group while they wait to join.
  • “Worldwide” and “Regional” modes add players to Mirror and 200cc matches less often. Can now properly create a friend lobby when you have 100 or more friends.
  • Inkling Girl’s animation has been adjusted.
  • Starting positions in online races now properly reflect the order in which players join.
  • Driver Miis now properly showing facial expressions.
  • Tournament clock now properly reflects real-world time.


Suffice to say, these updates were a necessity and now that we’ve got them, we can enjoy the game all the more, so put down the phone, turn of the computer and fire up the Switch. It’s Mario time!


Source: & NeoGaf

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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