It's a trend we hoped would continue with the PlayStation Vita, but Namco representatives shattered our dreams earlier in the year stating that there were "no plans" for a title on Sony's new system.

That's changed this morning. Presumably prompted after watching this video, Namco Bandai has confirmed that a new Ridge Racer title is actively in development for PlayStation Vita. The game's being developed internally under the guidance of Ridge Racer 7 producer Hideo Teramoto.

With Vita expected to launch by the end of the year, Namco better get its skates on. Seriously, rush it out. We don't care if its buggy or glitchy — it's not a PlayStation launch without RIIDDDDDGE RACER.

[via andriasang.com]