LEGENDARY‘RIDGE RACER TYPE 4’ COMING TO PLAYSTATION®NETWORK IN MARCH

This coming March 2011, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe will re-release the timeless drift-racing smash Ridge Racer Type 4 (also known as R4 ) via PlayStation ®Network, bringing the game to PlayStation ®3 and PlayStation ®Portable (PSP™) for the first time. The re-release comes in advance of the launch of the new Ridge Racer 3D for Nintendo 3DS™, coming first half of  2011, and Ridge Racer Unbounded , the destructive new direction for the series recently announced for PlayStation ®3, Xbox 360 ® and PC.

Originally released for PS one ® in 1999 in Europe and North America, Ridge Racer Type 4 is a legend of arcade-style drift racing which garnered critical acclaim and a multitude of fans the world over.  With comments from critics including,“the best-looking PlayStation racer ever” and“incredibly fun to play,” Ridge Racer Type 4 is a game that any fan of the racing genre owes it to themselves to experience.

Featuring 48 unique cars, over 300 possible car variations, eight tracks, two-player split-screen, two different drift and grip driving models, and impressive visual fidelity, Ridge Racer Type 4 set the bar of PS one ® racing games at its highest point in the history of the console and the series on its release.

Ridge Racer Type 4 is heading to PlayStation ®Network in March 2011 for PlayStation ®3 and PSP™.  Stay in touch with news and updates on the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ridgefan.

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