It’s a me, M-AR-io recreated in AR

Developer Abhishek Singh recreated a life-size Super Mario Bros. level for Microsoft’s Hololens, and took to New York’s Central Park dressed as the plumber himself in order to test out how the 2D platformer fared in AR.

The experience was filmed entirely in HoloLens without any post-production and uploaded to YouTube, where unsuspecting citizens walked by as Singh stomped on Goombas.

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Nintendo characters make their VR (arcade) debut with new Vive-driven Mario Kart

This week Bandai Namco revealed a virtual reality version of Mario Kart, Mario Kart Arcade GP VR, that will make its debut in a VR arcade the company is opening in Tokyo, Japan next month.

The game appears to mark the VR debut of one of Nintendo’s flagship franchises, though it’s important to note it’s licensed by Nintendo and developed by Namco — just like its non-VR predecessor, Mario Kart Arcade GP.

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