The Mario Kart VR experience is coming to London

Joanna Estrada
July 12, 2018

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. Using HTC Vive devices, players will be immersed in an exceptional VR experience.

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR is only available in arcades.

If that wasn't enough, you'll have two Vive Trackers strapped to your hands so you can actually reach out and grab Shells, Bananas, Bombs and more as they litter the track.

Also, this isn't a solo-racing affair. The Mario Kart VR Experience boasts haptic feedback to give players a jolt when they crash into a barrier or another racer to give an extra dose of immersion. It's created to feel like you really are racing through the Mushroom Kingdom on sections of iconic tracks and locations.

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 United Kingdom this summer. If you want to join in on the fun, you'll have to make online reservations to do so. "The launch of the iconic Mario Kart VR at Hollywood Bowl is an exciting introduction, as it brings virtual reality gaming to our customers on a large and accessible scale". The Hollywood Bowl has announced it will be appearing at its Hollywood Bowl at the O2 in London, England.

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