Last September, it was revealed that Virtua Racing would be joining the Sega Ages line-up on Switch. We haven't heard a great deal about it since then, but some more details have now been shared which are sure to get fans excited for its release.

The news comes from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu (thanks, Gematsu), confirming that the game is set to launch on the eShop in Japan this spring. Interestingly, the release will support online races, which will actually play out as one-on-one battles. Your opponent’s status will reportedly be displayed via picture-in-picture.

Arguably even more interestingly, though, is the news that you'll be able to race with seven of your friends in local splitscreen. You'll have the option to set either five-lap or 20-lap race rules, with all players racing on the same screen. If you thought having four racers on one screen was pushing it, wait until you see this new layout.

If you opt to go for more than four players (so let's say five), your screen will look like this:

Image: via Gematsu

Push it all the way to eight, and you'll get this (we hope you've got a decently sized TV):

Image: via Gematsu

We'll make sure to keep an eye out for any more news on Sega Ages Virtua Racing as it comes but, until then, make sure to let us know what you think about these multiplayer options in the comments below.