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Ridge Racer 3D Speeds to Retail

Namco Bandai Games today announced that Ridge Racer 3D is now available at retailers nationwide for the Nintendo 3DS. The high-octane Ridge Racer series returns to set the racing world on fire with fierce racing and features brand new to the iconic series. New features to Ridge Racer 3D include breathtaking stereoscopic 3D visuals, a wider variety of dominating racing machines including American muscle cars, new environments, expanded customization options and updated drift mechanics that continue to define the Ridge Racer experience.

Drift through hairpin turns at blistering speeds to edge out the rest of the pack with powerful drift-tuned machines in the newest installment of the hit Ridge Racer series. Using the glasses-free 3D technology of the Nintendo 3DS, players will be able to experience a level of intimacy with the on-screen races like never before. Players will be able to accurately judge the distance between them and the competition with 3D depth of field for some of the most intense arcade racing available. Burn past the checkered flag across classic and brand new tracks in over 100 unique races in sleek, all-new machines inspired by American muscle car culture, and become a drift-racing champion.

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Ridge Racer 3D expands the series’ unique drifting mechanic with one-button drift. This drift mechanic lets newcomers to the Ridge Racer series enjoy the thrill of drift racing with ease. Hold down the button to enter into a drift, and let go to exit. The original drift system is also available for those interested in a more hardcore challenge. Racers can slide into high-speed drifts to earn nitrous to blast into first place, or enter another racer’s slipstream to gain a crucial speed boost. Ridge Racer 3D also includes Nintendo 3DS Local Play for up to four players to burn rubber through exciting tracks. With Nintendo 3DS Street-Pass, racers will be able see how they rank against the local competition as they exchange each other’s racing profiles and ghost data between Nintendo 3DS systems.