Mario Kart VR Game on the Way – Chances of Playing are Slim (VIDEO)
With a significant sector of the future of the gaming industry looking to virtual reality, and with Sony and Microsoft even having a presence in the VR world, folks have been wondering when Nintendo would begin bringing their properties to the platform. While there has been no in-house VR project by Nintendo released or confirmed to be in the works, it looks like we might finally have our first official Nintendo VR project featuring Mario characters. A new Japanese virtual reality arcade will be showcasing a Mario Kart VR arcade game.
Bandai Namco revealed this new Mario Kart VR arcade game in the video seen above posted to their 876TV YouTube account. This title has been produced by Namco for their new VR Zone arcade in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The game runs on HTC Vive in conjunction with kart-like chairs that utilize steering wheel controls and wrist-mounted motion sensors that players can use to throw items such as the classic banana peels at opponents. Other than these new controls and peripherals, the gameplay looks to be pretty standard and will likely be similar to the most recent Namco-produced Mario Kart arcade machine.
The video shows other various VR games, including ones that involve piloting a mech, flying a pedal-powered glider, and even a fishing title. However, it looks like the Mario Kart game will likely be the most significant with the bridge it has finally gapped between Nintendo and VR.
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