New Ridge Racer, New Direction

Posted: February 6, 2011 by Tim Utley in News and Updates

The rail based racing franchise has been a favorite of mine for many years now.  Namco Bandai’s newest iteration is diverging from the roots of the franchise and I am not sure how I feel about it.  Ridge Racer: Unbounded is the new title being developed Bugbear Entertainment (Flatout developers) and is looking to take the series down a slightly more destructive path.  While destroying shit is fun, it is not Ridge Racer.  Ridge Racer is racing around beautifully designed tracks at 300 mph while listening to a blistering electronic soundtrack.  I know it has been almost 5 years since we have seen a console release of a Ridge Racer game, but I personally don’t think this is the answer or game we are looking for.  The game is set to launch sometime in 2012 for Xbox 360 and PS3.  Watch the trailer here and comment on whether or not this is the Ridge you are looking for.

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