Rev up your engines as NAMCO launch Mario Kart VR in a Central London venue

Added 31.01.20

In the last year, we’ve been granted access to the Mushroom Kingdom via Virtual Reality thanks to the innovative minds at BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc (BNAM) and Nintendo. So far, this immersive multiplayer racing game has only been available in a limited number of venues. NAMCO Funscape County Hall sits in a prime tourist destination on the South Bank and with an extensive selection of games and activities including Bowling, Pool, Ping Pong, Shuffleboard and an escape room, it already sits high on the radar for those with a gamer disposition.  Additionally, for the first time it is now possible to book the experience online up to a week in advance to jump the queues and slip straight into the skin of your favourite Mario Kart character with no delays. Book for one player at £7.95 or a 4-player package deal for £24.95 using the following link:

Matt Bradley, VR Project Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Limited says “This has been a particularly special project for us to have the opportunity to work alongside our sister company Namco UK Limited (NUK). With this as our second landmark Mario Kart VR location within London at NUK’s flagship store, it demonstrates the infallible interest that the UK has for this world-class experience. The usual set-up has had a total overhaul inspired by BNAM’s latest incarnation MAZARIA – their brand-new amusement facility in Toshima City dedicated to VR, anime and games.” With impactful colour, race-track assets and LED lighting, it’s difficult not to miss the impressive aesthetics dominating the main arcade zone.

Trevor Sutton, Leisure Equipment Controller for NUK says “We are incredibly excited to be bringing Mario Kart VR to our iconic location within County Hall on the South Bank. Mario Kart is an extremely popular IP which we are proud to be showcasing within this unique venue where visitors can expect a first-class service from our team at Namco Funscape. Over the coming weeks we also intend to extend our VR offering with more exciting titles planned.”

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