A short time ago we reported on the news that Bandai Namco’s new VR Zone in Shinjuku, Tokyo would play host to a special Virtual Reality version of Mario Kart Arcade, the company's long-running racing series which is developed in conjunction with Nintendo.

We only caught a glimpse of the game previously, but now more footage has been released, and it all looks rather jolly indeed, with players able to physically hurl weapons at one another using motion-sensing controllers. 

It's just a shame that so few people will get to play this unique take on Mario Kart; unless you live in Japan or are planning on visiting soon, it's unlikely that you'll ever experience what it feels like to have a red shell hit you right between the eyeballs.

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