Multiplayer features are a key feature in Ridge Racer for PlayStation Vita. The game is designed with a Planetary League that puts players in one of four teams. Namco Bandai will release missions each day and players can add to their team’s score by racing on them.
World Race mode has three different kinds of multiplayer options. Ghost Battle lets players exchange data with other players through Near, Wi-Fi, and 3G. After you race a downloaded ghost, data is uploaded so players can see the best ghosts around the world. Ghost Battles aren’t live and this is the only multiplayer option that supports 3G connectivity.
Ridge Racer for PlayStation Vita also has internet battles where eight players around the world can race on a track. Face to face battles record player reactions while you’re racing similar to Ridge Racer 3D or Mario Kart GP. This mode supports up to eight players via an ad-hoc connection. Namco also added time attack and spot race modes for offline racing or crediting mining to tune up your car.
Ridge Racer is a launch title for PlayStation Vita in Japan slated for release on December 17.