Ridge Racer Vita has five cars and three courses with DLC planned.

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  1. prowler
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    Namco Bandai held a Japanese media briefing for its PlayStation Vita launch titles yesterday. Impress Watch and Famitsu.com delivered impressions and screens for Ridge Racer.

    As we previously detailed, Ridge Racer (which appears to be the game's final Japanese name) carries a lower price compared to most Vita launch titles. The game's package version is priced ¥3,980. The download version is regularly priced ¥3,580, but through March 31 you can pick it up for the special price of ¥2,980. Regardless of the version, the game requires a Memory Card.

    One of the tradeoffs for the low price appears to be content. The sites report that the demo build had just five cars and three courses, and this will be true for the final version as well.

    The course list includes Harborline 765, Highland Cliffs and Southbay Docks, all form past entries in the series. They can be played in normal and reverse.

    Namco Bandai will, of course, be offering download content to add to the game. Details on DLC will be shared in December. The game's main menu has an option for directly accessing PlayStation Store.

    The official Namco Bandai reason for the low price is that it hopes to get as many players as possible in order to make the Planetary League mode more active. In the Planetary League, players throughout the world split into circle, x, triangle and square teams. Every 24 hours, the game sends out new team battle missions. At the end of the month, the game's servers will determine the rank of each of the four teams based off points earned during the missions.

    These team battles can be played as real time races via Wi-Fi and Ad-Hoc. Or, you can play against rival ghost data. The game supports Vita's Near functionality for transferring ghost data.

    For those hoping to use Ridge Racer to show off your pricey new portable, Famitsu.com reports that the game has detailed visuals and fresh colors thanks to the OLED screen, with the night courses looking particularly pretty. Due to the focus on detail, the game runs at 30 frames per second rather than the 60 some Ridge Racer fans may have hoped for.

    http://andriasang.com/comz2b/ridge_racer_courses/

    Scamco racing it to launch title.
     


  2. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    This is why I'm worried about DLC in Gundam Extreme VS, Scamco has a tendency to charge premium prices for their DLC and if it's anything like Tales of and IM@S expect 2000-5000 yen DLC.
     
  3. insidexdeath

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    That's just pathetic. Why would someone want to buy half of the game and wait for the other half...?
     
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  4. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    RIDGEEEE Rac... oh, it's not funny anymore :glare:
     
  5. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    Because Scamco knows how to grab the consumer by the balls and will do everything so they can get you to buy the rest to just enjoy the game properly
     
  6. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    Lame.. sad part is people will still buy into this shit.
     
  7. Langin

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    Yes Namco throws away the chance I ever buy a PSV, I love Ridge Racer, but this goes to far,
     
  8. insidexdeath

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    Well unfortunately for them, I won't be buying the game at all.
     
  9. Hanafuda

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    This is why I was less than thrilled to hear about DLC coming to 3DS, and presumably other Nintendo platforms from now on.
     
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  10. KingVamp

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    Maybe it wouldn't be as bad on Nintendo consoles. :sleep:
     
  11. jalaneme

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    and this is why i don't want dlc on the 3ds, complete greed from game devs.

    you must be kidding yourself.
     
  12. Rock Raiyu

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    They probably would've did this for the 3DS RIdge Racer if given the chance. Fortunately for the 3DS, eShop wasn't available at launch.
     
  13. SifJar

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    Yes that makes sense, boycott an entire platform because one company is releasing one game half made (if even. If I buy a racing game, I expect at least 15-20 courses and probably 30-40 cars in a decent one. So more like a one-fifth-ish-made game I guess).
     
  14. Erdnaxela

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    Dlc are coming, yay!
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    Five cars and three courses...That's just...pathetic...
    Be proud of "next gen" games...
     
  15. godreborn

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    I'm sure this will be happening with a lot of playstation vita games and eventually the 3ds as well. it's really just one more reason to hack and pirate.
     
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  16. Veho

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    Five cars and three courses? That's no more than a playable demo. They should be releasing that bit for free.
     
  17. DSGamer64

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    Not if they know what they are buying. Give me the full game or go to hell I say.
     
  18. heartgold

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    WTF is this?
     
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  19. Hop2089

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    Scamco, ripping the consumer off yet again.
     
  20. Gahars

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    RRRRRIIIIIIIIDDDD-

    Sorry, if you want to hear the rest, you're going to need to pay for it.

    So yeah, you know when I talk about some publishers abusing DLC? This is what I'm referring to. Send them a message and don't buy it; there will be more than enough other games to choose from.
     
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