Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 04 November 2011 09:56

New Ridge Racer gets confirmed release date

Written by David Stellmack

namcobandai

Namco Bandai confirms a release for 360/PS3/PC

The all new vision for the Ridge Racer franchise, which is called Ridge Racer Unbound, has finally received confirmed release dates from Namco Bandai. The game will be released in North America on March 6th, 2012 and in Europe on March 2nd, 2012. In addition, the game is now confirmed for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms.

The release of Unbound represents a radical departure from previous Ridge Racer titles, with the new entry into the franchise being developed by Bugbear Entertainment (which is best known for the FlatOut racing titles). Unbound is said to combine elements from many recently released racing titles to fuse together to very unique racing experience that is much different than what players might be used to seeing.

While the title in various previews does present itself as an arcade racer, it offers driving as well as both vehicle and environmental destruction and physics. Perhaps the most interesting component of the title could be the new City Creator, which allows players to create and build an unlimited amount of tracks and then share these with their friends. This feature alone could be a very winning part of the equation for this title.

The game will feature both a single player as well as online modes for players to hone their racing skills. Namco Bandai has high hopes for this franchise reboot; and they are hopeful that they are able to generate success where other racing titles died trying to find an audience. With the addition of the City Creator, this just might be the silver bullet that sucks players in. We will have to wait and see how this title does, but several analysts we spoke with have high hopes for the title.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments