'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' developers have removed an offensive gesture from the video game.

Mario Kart 8 deleted scene

Mario Kart 8 deleted scene

Nintendo has tweaked the latest update for the animated racing car game by removing a gesture made by one of the Inkling Girls after it was deemed offensive in a number of countries.

The expression involves a raising a clenched fist with one arm whilst the other arm holds the raised bicep and was considered a celebratory sign used by Inkling Girl.

But that salute is considered offensive in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and much of Latin America.

As a result, Nintendo have replaced the gesture with a simple fist pump as well as tweaking a few other features including the opponents' names being displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches, the invincibility period after a spin-out or crash is longer in online matches and up to two players can spectate a friend group whilst they wait to join.

Worldwide and Regional modes add players to Mirror and 200cc matches less often and now players can properly create a friend lobby when you have 100 or more friends.

Inkling Girl's animation has also been adjusted whilst starting positions in online races now properly reflect the order in which players join.

Driver Miis now properly showing facial expressions and the tournament clock properly reflects real-world time.