Namco Bandai announces Ridge Racer Unbounded

Ridge Racer 3D, one of the titles announced for the Nintendo 3DS launch, isn’t the only new game in the classic racing series from Namco Bandai. Ridge Racer Unbounded, announced with the spiffy trailer above, is amping up the franchise for console gamers with a new mantra: “Drive, Destroy, Dominate”. The game is being developed by Finland-based Bugbear Entertainment, who worked on the FlatOut series of over-the-top action racing that included minigames that ejected drivers through rings of fire or at large targets, among others. That should be an indication that things are going in a very different “smash crash boom” direction for this iteration of the nearly 20-year-old franchise.