Ridge Racer Coming To PlayStation Vita, But The Demo I Played Had No Racing

By Spencer . June 7, 2011 . 9:16pm

A piece of concept art for Ridge Racer for PSVita.


Namco Bandai is bringing Ridge Racer to PlayStation Vita. I saw a demo and expected to race, but instead I remixed Ridge Racer music. The concept demo was a music video with various cars from the series. A representative said music was as important to the series and they wanted to show how users can play with it in a PlayStation Vita demo.


Swipe the screen and you can change the color of the cars. Press either R or L and to switch the camera angles. Touching the back touch panel made the song slow down. At certain points tapping the corners of the screen would add beats to the music.


Ridge Racer Remix, as I like to call it, was a tech demo of sorts. Although, the team is considering ideas similar to what was shown. Ridge Racer for PlayStation Vita will be a racing game, of course, but I that’s not the game I got to play.

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  • Riiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer…Musicccccccccccccc!

    Shame there’s no racing…but now I wonder what 3rd party music games would be like on the PSV…if done right, it would be cool and innovative…if not, well, it’d be cluttered….

  • is it worth the 3g vita? should have made it 4g

    • thebanditking

      Likely would have made it more expensive and to be honest no wireless carrier is pushing true 4G to its devices (especially not AT&T) they are just using it as a marketing tool right now. Personally I am getting the Wifi model, use the saved $50 for another game.

  • d19xx

    Ridge Racer psp remains to be one of the best racing game on the system. I hope the NGP(Vita) version can also deliver…

    • jello44

      Shame we didn’t get the sequel in NA, it’s a damn fine racer.

      And now one on the Vita? There goes another title I am anticipating.

  • maybe they aren’t ready to show anything yet.. cut them some slack lol =)
    they were probably forced to come up with that tech demo xD

  • Zero_Destiny

    This Ridge Racer was like some potato chips. All ridges and no racers. >_< I Couldn’t resit the stupid pun.  

    Hm Kinda bummed since it was just a concept demo but I guess it’s got my interest. Wonder what they plan to do with the touch funcs the PSV has to offer.

  • thebanditking

    Honestly PSV blew me away at e3, I can not wait for this console to come out (especially since the price is a good deal lower then I anticipated). This completes my launch line up necessities. For once, thanks Namco!

  • MarkMario

    “but I that’s not the game I got to play.”???
    Sorry, but, I’m a grammer nazi.

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