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Mario Kart VR teaser video looks brilliantly intense

13 July 2017

For the majority of gamers, playing Mario Kart requires a Nintendo home console or handheld, with the most recent release being Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch. This VR version of Mario Kart puts you in the kart itself.

Sony has PlayStation VR, Microsoft has HoloLens, Nintendo has. a virtual reality upgrade for Mario Kart Arcade GP.

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The hype surrounding Mario Kart VR was already at an all time high, despite the fact that it will initially only be available at one arcade in Japan, but this new footage makes the experience even more tantalizing.

In the video, you can see some noticeable changes to the Mario Kart formula.

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Mario Kart VR will work using the HTC Vive headset for accurate tracking of not only your head movements, but your arms too, whether they're turning the steering wheel or throwing a shell or banana. In addition to being able to step into the world of Mario Kart, visitors can also test their Saiyan potential in Dragon Ball VR or witness the intensity of a clash between massive Gundams in the Gundam VR game Daiba Assault. Though the "Mario Kart" arcade machines originate in Japan, they often appear in American arcades (and movie theatre lobbies). It's worth noting though, that this is an officially licensed Nintendo project, though another Japanese game developer, Namco (the company behind PacMan), is actually making the game.

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Mario Kart VR teaser video looks brilliantly intense