New video shows gameplay from Mario Kart Arcade GP VR

Let’s a go!

Mario Karate Arcade GP VR (that’s a mouthful) will be making its way to Bandai Namco’s VR ZONE, when it opens in Shinjuku this Friday, July 14.

If the name isn’t obvious, this is Mario Kart’s jump into virtual reality. It runs on an HTC Vive and a Mario Kart Arcade racing rig. You can toss shells, banana peels, and even get smacked with that dreaded blue shell, all in virtual reality. 

In the video, you can see some noticeable changes to the Mario Kart formula. Including items hanging from balloons, rather than being in blocks, and new items like the hammer. It’s also worth noting that VR Thwomp looks terrifying.

Unfortunately for those of us outside of Japan, it looks like this won’t be available as a home product anytime soon. We can dream though. If you find yourself in the Shinjuku area, be sure to check it out. 

New Mario Kart Arcade GP VR video [Nintendo Everything]

Rich Meister
NY gamer who duped Destructoid into hiring him. JRPG nerd and Paul Rudd enthusiast. Full disclosure, I backed some Kickstarter things. Monster Crown and Knuckle Sandwich have my money so take my opinions with a grain of salt.