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Ridge Racer to become a Need for Speed-like brand

With the development of Ridge Racer Unbounded, Namco Bandai is creating a harder, less arcadey racer, more akin to the likes of Burnout and NFS: Hot Pursuit than the arcade Ridge Racers of old, but that doesn't mean the classic style of gameplay is lost.

Speaking at Namco Bandai's ongoing showcase in Dubai, product manager Kevin Chadine suggested the Ridge Racer name will become a brand within the racing genre, featuring a range of different style games similar to what EA is doing with Need for Speed.

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shikamaroooo2771d ago

needs licensed cars first

50Terabytespersec2771d ago

Great news but i feel like they should stick to their roots .
The first Original Ridge racers were amazing 3D master pieces from the arcade running on Incredible Hardware that revolutionized 3D gaming along with Sega's virtual racer franchise.

Sitting here playing Ridge Racer 7 at native 1080p on a Bravia LCD i can't help but think about the HD revolution that never occurred and why Namco never took this game to the next level and competed with GT5 or others?
The tech was always there (this is NAMCO!)
and yet nothing but really light arcade racers .
If GT5 has something to fear it would be Ridge Racer, but for now it would appear to be second fiddle as Soul Calibur is in the lime light.

P.S. the native 1080p on Ridge Racer 7 on Bravia Hd is almost as vivid and crisp as wipeout HD and this is something to behold.
but warning training your eyes to 1080pHD can lead to denial when going back to 720p or less.
8D)))

AAACE52771d ago

Eh, still got my copy of RR 6 that I pop in from time to time! Hopefully this one will be worthwhile.

DelbertGrady2771d ago

Being a big fan of the Flatout series I'm curious to see what Bugbear can with Ridge Racer.

Inception2771d ago

wha...? oh gosh -_-
as a fans of RR, i said:

R.I.P Ridge Racer, 1993 - 2006 (RR 7)

Enigma_20992771d ago

Agreed.

"With the development of Ridge Racer Unbounded, Namco Bandai is creating a harder, less arcadey racer, more akin to the likes of Burnout and NFS: Hot Pursuit than the arcade Ridge Racers of old, but that doesn't mean the classic style of gameplay is lost."

Yes... yes it does. what you needed to do is make some new tracks for starters, not CHANGE THE WHOLE D*** GAME.

Inception2771d ago

And do you see how they changed RR race queen, Reiko Nagase, like a junkie women in Unbounded trailer? >.<

man, i better watch bamco make one last entry for RR and announce that they will end this series, rather than watch they fucked up RR names in the future!

Enigma_20992771d ago

... who gives a d*** about Reiko? She's not the reason I bought the game.

Here...

http://www.tgfa.org/books_m...

That ought to give you nightmares...

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