Release Date

PlayStation Vita

  • US 22nd Feb 2012
  • EU 13th Mar 2012
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  • Review Ridge Racer (PlayStation Vita)

    Spare parts

    Ridge Racer and PlayStation fit together like hand in driving glove. Namco's racing series has helped to ignite the launch of each Sony console to date, but with such a strong launch line-up for Vita its finishing position is not quite as assured this time around. With a new online-focused approach, Vita's Ridge Racer is Namco's attempt...

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Ridge Racer News

  • News Daytona USA and Ridge Racer Smash Together

    We have no words

    Legendary SEGA arcade racer Daytona USA and Namco's Ridge Racer finally collide after years of taking separate racing lines, with Ridge Racer on Vita set to get the legendary Daytona Hornet as DLC. The car hits Japan on 6th June, alongside a song called Ridge Racer: Ridge Racer USA Mix, which we can only assume mashes up the famous...

  • News Ridge Racer Vita Gets Idolmaster Cars

    Sexy wheels

    We know what you’re thinking: why can’t I drive a car with a hot anime girl emblazoned on the side? Well, in real-life you might get a few funny looks – but in Ridge Racer Vita it’s totally fine. In fact, it’s more than fine, because Namco Bandai has announced plans to release 13 Idolmaster themed car liveries for the game...

  • News Ridge Racer Hits North America on 13th March

    Free DLC too!

    While Japanese and European gamers are already enjoying Ridge Racer on their Vita systems, North American gamers have been patiently waiting for the game to make its appearance. Well the wait is almost over. Namco Bandai has just announced that Ridge Racer will now be released on 13th March in North America and the company is even...

  • News Gold Pass Beefs Up Ridge Racer Vita's Day-One Offering

    Palette cleanser

    From what we’ve played of Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Vita, it’s a solid entry into the franchise. But the game’s slender content offering has (rightfully) prompted some fierce vitriol from fans of the drift-heavy series. With just three tracks and a handful of cars on offer out of the box, the game’s a tough proposition...

  • News Wow, Ridge Racer Will Get A Lot of DLC

    The schedule in full

    The news that Ridge Racer will only launch with three courses and five cars attracted some raised eyebrows, but for Namco Bandai it's all part of a bigger plan: a plan that will see the game milked for all its worth increase its value proposition over the coming months. We should also point out that Ridge Racer will cost...

  • Feature 38 Third-Party PS Vita Games Headed to Europe


    We already knew PS Vita would be supported with such interesting third-party offerings as Lumines: Electronic Symphony, Touch My Katamari and Army Corps of Hell, but we had no idea the handheld would house such mystifying titles as Dragon's Racing and Putty Squad. Below you'll find the full list of third-party offerings currently in...

  • News A New Ridge Racer Vita Trailer Slides In

    The pack leader?

    As you'd expect from the series' graphical heritage, Ridge Racer on Vita is one of the better looking games racing towards the system for launch, as this new trailer from Namco Bandai below reinforces. The video briefly introduces the game's new customisation features, but mostly it's all about drifting and driving really, really...

  • Feature First Vita Third-Party Launch Titles Revealed

    What's out on day one?

    Now we know PlayStation Vita's release date it's time to start learning what games will be available alongside the console on 22nd February in Europe and North America. Long-time Sony supporter Namco Bandai has just come out and revealed which three titles it's sending out from the very start. To nobody's surprise, Ridge Racer...

About The Game

With Ridge Racer, players can expect high-speed drifting at break-neck speeds in high-performance racing machines with exciting new gameplay additions.

Drift racing fans looking for edge-of-your-seat action will be able to truly feel the on-screen drama through the revolutionary features of the PS®Vita using the "near" and Wi-Fi functionality that will allow players to instantly race against rivals from around the world in real-time.

Ridge Racer is co-developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. and CELLIUS, inc., a joint venture founded between NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in 2007.