Kirby took the internet by storm after last week’s Nintendo Direct. After a new trailer for Kirby and The Forgotten Land showed the cutesy pink blob swallow a car to demonstrate the new Mouthful Mode, it became an instant internet meme.
Inevitably, it didn’t take long for the racing game community to share images of the Kirby Car (or Carby, as he’s affectionally known) starring in other racing games from Forza Motorsport 2 to Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Fans have been begging Nintendo to add Carby to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This wish has now come true thanks to a talented modder.
Modder adds Kirby Car to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Carby has been unofficially added to MK8 Deluxe by a modder.
Created by RiazorMC, a hilarious fan-made video shows Car Kirby in action driving around various MK8 circuits including Rainbow Road, Sunshine Airport, and Bowser’s Castle.
It’s impressive how fast RiazorMC was able to make the mod and get it working in MK8 Deluxe. Sadly, though, you can’t download and install the mod to drive Carby in MK8 Deluxe.
Let's hope Nintendo is listening and adds Carby to other games soon. We’d love to see Car Kirby come to MK8 Deluxe in future DLC or Mario Kart 9 when it eventually comes out. Make it happen, Nintendo.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass
While Nintendo hasn’t announced plans to bring Car Kirby to Mario Kart, MK8 Deluxe is getting a Course Booster Course Pass next month.
Available on 18 March for £22.49 or free for Switch Online Expansion Pack owners, the Booster Course Pass will add 48 new tracks to MK8 Deluxe over the next two years.