News – Ridge Racer Unbounded announced

February 7, 2011 by  
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Ridge Racer is returning, but it’s certainly not a traditional Ridge Racer game by any stretch of the imagination. Drive, Destroy and Dominate are the three keywords that Namco are using for Ridge Racer Unbounded, and while drive and dominate sound like Ridge Racer, what’s this destroy word doing in there? That certainly doesn’t sound like the long running Ridge Racer series to me.

The cars have been described as high-octane wrecking balls and the game sounds a lot more like Burnout than it does Ridge Racer. It’s not surprising that Namco opted for Flatout developers Bugbear Entertainment to bring the game to life.

Ridge Racer Unbounded is due for release next year on PS3 and Xbox 360. It will be interesting to see how this major evolution pans out for the series. View the first trailer below.