Namco Bandai and Nintendo announced Mario Kart GP DX at the start of the year, but a western release of the coin-op hasn't been up for discussion — until now, that is.

Arcade Hero is reporting that the game will be making its way out of Japan this year, with attendees at the IAAPA 2013 trade show in Orlando being among the first to experience the title in the west.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Cabinet

Based on mechanics seen in Mario Kart 7 and boasting 10 tracks, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX features the usual selection of Nintendo characters, as well as Pac-Man and Don from the Taiko no Tatsujin franchise.

[source polygon.com]