SANTA CLARA, Calif., (February 7, 2005) Ã‚Â Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Ridge Racer? will be
available at launch for the PSP? handheld entertainment system. Taking full advantage of the PSP handheld systemÃ‚Â¹s wireless connectivity, Ridge Racer will feature an extensive multiplayer mode.
Ã‚Â³Sony is once again pushing the envelope in interactive entertainment, and Namco is thrilled to be a part of the next evolution in handheld gaming,Ã‚Â² said Nobuhiro Kasahara, president and chief executive officer of Namco Hometek Inc. Ã‚Â³Ridge Racer will allow gamers to experience the capabilities of this new platform to the fullest.Ã‚Â²
In the latest installment of the ten-year drift racing dynasty, Ridge Racer features an all-new nitrous boosting system that allows players to race faster than ever and smoke their competition. Through new modes such as Wireless Battle, players can battle it out head-to-head in eight-player races. Ridge Racer also delivers advanced 3D graphics, smooth analog steering and robust vehicle and course selections Ã‚Â comprised of classic courses from previous Ridge Racer titles.
Ridge Racer will be available at the launch of the PSP handheld system. For more information, please visit: www.namco.com.