Ridge Racer Slipstream Speeds onto Apple Devices

The newest title in the long running Ridge Racer series is now out for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, just in time for the 20th anniversary of the series. Developed by Namco Bandai Games, Ridge Racer Slipstream will showcase a brand new racing engine specifically designed for touch screen devices, multiple gameplay modes, 10 race tracks and an additional 10 mirrored courses, high energy music and a ...

Ridge Racer Goes Free-to-Play with Driftopia

Ridge Racer is having another crack at the market with the announcement of Driftopia by Namco Bandai. Rather than a traditional retail release, it will be offered as a free downloadable game for PlayStation 3 and PC with in-game transactions. The game promises to inject its trademark drifting into the F2P format sometime in 2013. The last entry to the franchise, Ridge Racer: Unbounded, saw a depar...

Namco Bandai 50% off PSN Sale

Namco Bandai have announced that they have commenced a 50% off sale for selected titles and DLC on the PlayStation Network. The discounted titles range from PlayStation 3, PSP and PS Vita games as well as DLC of course. The titles on discount for 50% off are as follows: PlayStation 3: RIDGE RACER 7: 3D License Version – $9.99 NAMCO MUSEUM ESSENTIALS – $4.99 NOBY NOBY BOY – $2.49 ONE PI...

Daytona USA to appear in Ridge Racer Vita

The Ridge Racer game on the PlayStation Vita is getting some interesting downloadable content, as it was just announced that the iconic Hornet racing car from the Sega arcade racing classic, Daytona USA, will be appearing as a playable racing vehicle. Ridge Racer and Daytona USA were arguably the biggest names in arcade racing during the 90s, and this can be seen as a dream collaboration of sorts....

Ridge Racer UnBounded Unleashed onto streets of Shatter Bay

Namco Bandai have unleashed fury onto the streets of Shatter Bay  in their new darker and much more immersive arcade racer Ridge Racer Unbounded, which has now hit Australian and New Zealand retail stores. The cars are full of grunt and raw power, the classic trademark drifting has returned and been fine tuned and the crashes are more explosive and spectacular than ever before. Add to this a pleth...

Ridge Racer Unbounded new trailers reveal some nice drift

Hot on the upcoming release of Ridge Racer Unbounded the guys at Namco Bandai have released 2 more trailers, one highlighting Behind the Scenes footage with commentary from BugBear’s Joonas Laakso (Producer), Karri Kiviluoma (Lead Game Designer) and Sebastian Ahlman (Gameplay Programmer). From the looks and sounds of it there is a heavy emphasis on drift, with cars seemingly screaming round ...

Namco Bandai release new explosive Unbounded teaser

A new elusive trailer has been released by Namco Bandai with a more in depth look at the true extent of the environmental and vehicle damage in Ridge Racer Unbounded as well as giving a little more insight into how the games physics engine looks. Theres nothing like having a car explode in your face as you jump through an intersection to get the adrenaline going and Ridge Racer Unbounded will prov...

Ridge Racer Unbound Soundtrack and New screenshots

Any real fan of racing games will tell you how important the soundtrack can be to set the intense fast paced action and really give atmosphere to the whole experience. Namco Bandai, not wanting to be left out of the mix, have revealed a powerhouse of music with a heavy bass and electronic influence that will feature in their upcoming racer Ridge Racer Unbounded. The soundtrack will be a mix of lic...

Ridge Racer Vita Review

Ridge Racer Vita Publisher: Namco Bandai Developer: Cellius Release Date: February 22, 2012 (AUS/UK), March 20, 2012 (US) Price: $29.99(US) – Available Here Overview: Over the past few years there has always been a series of games that will be staring at you from the store shelves as you purchase a brand new console or handheld gaming device. Practically every single handheld or console rele...

Namco Bandai Announce Extra Content For Vita Titles

Namco Bandai have announced that all three of their Playstation Vita launch titles will be supported by an abundance of extra content after all three titles (Ridge Racer, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen and Touch My Katamari) are released on the 23rd of February (Australia and New Zealand), launch day for the Playstation Vita. The extra content includes applications, demos and post-launch downloadable...

Ridge Racer Vita has 3 tracks; 5 cars

In Japan, game journalists have already had a chance to get a taste of Ridge Racer on the Playstation Vita. Their findings indicate that although the game looks great, it only includes 3 race tracks and 5 cars. The tracks are: Harborline 765, Highland Cliffs, and Southbay Docks and they are playable in normal and reverse, thus TECHNICALLY doubling the amount of tracks to 6. There will be DLC added...

Shinobido, Ridge Racer and Touch My Katamari will be launch titles for PlayStation Vita in West

Not only were gamers and press surprised when Sony decided to announce the worldwide release dates for the PlayStation Vita at the often ignored Web 2.0 Summit, but publishers and developers most likely were as well. While other companies have said that their titles will be launch titles when the Vita is released, none of them have made any further announcement now that the Vita does have a launch...

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