Following a successful launch at Bandai Namco's VR ZONE arcade in Shinjuku, Tokyo, the Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is headed to the UK this summer.

This is a multiplayer VR offering that allows four players at a time to hop into specially designed ‘Mario Karts’, before racing through the iconic Mushroom Kingdom as either Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Yoshi. Running from the HTC Vive VR system, the game is said to feature "industry-leading graphics" and will allow players to reach up and grab classic items like banana skins to launch at their opponents.

The experience will be launching this August at VR ZONE Portal London located within Hollywood Bowl at The O2, before eventually being rolled out to further VR ZONE Portal locations at Hollywood Bowl centres in Tunbridge Wells and Leeds. You'll be able to book your place in advance, with details expected to be shared at the official website.

If you want to see it in action, this video shared by Nintendeiros on YouTube should give you a pretty good idea of what it's all about. (Lots of excited screaming contained within).

If you live in the UK will you be giving this a go? Do you imagine we'll see a Mario Kart VR experience released commercially in the future? Let us know with a comment below.