Nintendo 3DS

Ridge Racer 3D Comes With A New “Drift” Button


Namco Bandai are releasing a new Ridge Racer alongside the Nintendo 3DS close to (or during; we aren’t certain yet) the system’s launch. Ridge Racer 3D comes with a few 3DS-enhanced features aside from the 3D visuals, like being able to take a picture of your face and use it as an avatar in the game.


The real addition Namco are pushing is the Drift button, which sounds like it functions similarly to the drifting from Mario Kart DS. You hold down the button to enter a drift and let go of it to exit. If that doesn’t sound like it’s for you, you can toggle back to the default drifting system the series uses.


Unfortunately, multiplayer modes are restricted to 4-player over local wireless. To put things in perspective, though, Ridge Racer 3D’s closest competition at launch, Asphalt 3D: Nitro Racing, is also restricted to local multiplayer (although that game supports up to 6 players).


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.