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Among today’s deluge of news comes a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update. (Hey, it didn’t want to skip ARMS day!) Nintendo has released the version 1.1 patch that fixes a few errors and corrected others.

The full notes for the update can be found on Nintendo’s site and here:

  • 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.

Personally, I’m curious as to why Inkling Girl’s animation has been tweaked. Is it too early for Nintendo to patch in new content from Splatoon 2 (or will we have to wait for some fabled DLC)?

Will this help you kill time while waiting for E3 and ARMS’ release next month?

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)