Namco Bandai Announces Ridge Racer for the PS Vita


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Leading video game developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that RIDGE RACER® (working title) is currently under development for the Next Generation Portable entertainment system PlayStation® Vita which Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is planning to launch at the end of 2011.

RIDGE RACER for PlayStation® Vita is the newest installment of the exhilarating RIDGE RACER arcade racingseries. Players can expect high-speed drifting at break-neck speeds in high-performance racing machines with new 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 PlayStation® Vita.

The new title is being co-developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. and Cellius, a joint venture founded between NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment Japan in 2007. Acting as Director for the PlayStation® Vita version of RIDGE RACER is Hideo Teramoto of Cellius.  Teramoto’s previous work includes Associate Producer of critically acclaimed titles including RIDGE RACER® for the PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system and RIDGE RACER® 7 for the PlayStation®3 system.

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Created and published worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the RIDGE RACER racing game franchise is one of the most successful and long-running in video game history. Originally a hit 1993 arcade game, to date more than 20 titles have been published worldwide in the series, across multiple home console, portable and mobile devices.  The series is known for its arcade-styledrift gameplay nd virtual race queen, Reiko Nagase, who has appeared in theseries since 1996.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at or

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