Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Version 1.1 Removes Inkling Girl’s Offensive Gesture


Mario Kart 8 Inkling Girl

Nintendo just updated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Version 1.1, which brings a number of bug fixes and adjustments, including the removal of an “offensive” Inkling Girl gesture.


Mario Kart 8 Inkling Girl 2

The top image [via NeoGAF] is the original gesture, which has been removed due to it being considered a pretty offensive gesture in parts of Europe.


Here’s a look at the rest of the patch notes:

  • 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.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available for Nintendo Switch.

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