Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX looks incredible

Now in Japanese arcades

If you’ve ever played Nintendo and Namco Bandai’s Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that more is definitely a good thing. Good news, then: this week, Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX launches in Japan, bringing with it some crazy new features.

If you can stand the Japanese kid voice screaming at you for a couple of minutes, watch this newly released trailer for the game. In it you’ll see some fun new additions. Wadadon (or Don-chan) from Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master) is now a racer. You can race as a drum! Better yet, keep watching to see a joint attack where Mario and Luigi join to form a race tank that fires Koopa shells. One player drives while the other one fires shells.

The look, characters, music — there’s too much awesome in this game!

Dale North