Namco Bandai’s confirmed that it’s keeping Ridge Racer Unbounded, er, bounded for the foreseeable future. Following on from the game’s European delay, the publisher has announced that the racing reboot will not launch in North America until “later in 2012”. That doesn’t sound very promising, does it?

A new release date is coming “shortly” promises Namco Bandai, in addition to news about pre-order incentives and game features. In the meantime, you’ll just have to wait things out. We’ve heard staring at pictures of Reiko Nagase is a good way to kill time.