It's officially time to get excited for the PSP. Namco has sent word that Ridge Racer has gone gold for the PSP, and will be available in stores at the PSP's launch.
"Namco has created a game that takes full advantage of the new platform's wireless connectivity capabilities and offers gamers new to this genre a unique and exciting gaming experience," said Nobuhiro Kasahara, president and CEO of Namco Hometek Inc. "'Ridge Racer' not only capitalizes on the amazing wireless connectivity of the PSP handheld system, but also is a fun game that racing fans have continued to enjoy over the years."
The latest installment of Ridge Racer features 3D graphics, analog steering and course selections comprised of new tracks and classic courses from the Ridge Racer series. The U.S. version features a new MAX Tour in World Tour Mode, with seven tours to conquer.
Ridge Racer's Wireless Battle permits players to compete head-to-head in eight-player races, while an all-new nitrous boosting system allows for faster racing than ever before.