Namco Bandai today announced a new chapter in the Riiiiiiiiiiidge Racer franchise — Ridge Racer Unbounded — is in development for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and is currently slated to release in Q1.
This latest entry in the celebrated Ridge Racer series will include full environmental and vehicular destruction, which will be great considering the arcade handling and drifting elements are going to be in full effect. Ridge Racer Unbounded will also include a new car selection that encompasses powerful vintage muscle cars, which players will drive through every alley in Shatter Bay. Namco’s billing it “the most visceral and destructive racing game of 2012.”
I wonder what Kaz Hirai has to say about that….
In single player mode, players must impress Kara Shindo, leader of the Unbounded gang, to develop street cred in Shatter Bay through high-speed destruction. Domination Race encourages players to destroy everything in sight including rival cars, the environment and other traffic on the road. Survival Race gives the player one car and one chance to avoid destruction to finish in first place. Additional game modes include action focused on just taking out other cars, drifting and dueling.
In addition to the single-player mode, racers can take their driving skills online against other players in several multiplayer modes. Ridge Racer Unbounded will also let players race through cities created by other players using a new City Creator tool.
Ridge Racer Unbounded will ship in Europe on March 2, 2012, four days before its North American release on March 6.