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We've all been having so much fun playing Mario Kart 8 here at NL Towers that we've forgotten all about the existence of that other game that's not quite 'in the series', Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. Thankfully the good folks at Namco Bandai Entertainment haven't forgotten and are continuing to support the arcade game to keep players interested.

As of today arcade operators should be able to update to the new version of the game, which introduces the long-awaited new course "Pac-Man stadium" along with two courses of "Namco Circuit". In addition to this, from what we can discern using Google translate, there will be some adjustments to the Match Play mode which will make things more fun regardless of the player's skill level, apparently.

Here's how the translation of the description of the new tracks puts it, worth a read for some humorous language in any case:

Pac-Man statue is impressive, it is gorgeous courses sparkling neon! Tight had curve is large, it has become the technical layout! Successive curves to the left to the right is going to cut the handle rhythmically remember the order!

Spell the history of Namco games, circuit, such as the museum! Straight lines and gentle curve is large, ultra-high-speed battle to enjoy! Use well the new course gimmick "acceleration area", gonna at a stretch difference with rivals!

It's great to see this arcade game continue to receive such impressive support. We can't help wishing to see the game at home on the Nintendo NX, along with a mainline Mario Kart 9 of course. Make it happen Nintendo & Namco!

Head over to Famitsu to check out all the screenshots for yourself.

[via famitsu.com]