Namco Bandai Games America Inc. today announced their timeless smash hit, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, will be re-launched March 2011 as a PS one Classic on the PSN, PSP, and PSP-Go. Ridge Racer was one of the top racing games for a while and then Namco got into a bit of a rut and it kind of just faded away, glade to see it coming back in such a big way.
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4was originally released for the PlayStation computer entertainment system in 1999 and quickly garnered critical acclaim as one of the best racing games available. The unique story-driven Grand Prix mode, jazz-influenced soundtrack and two-player split-screen racing were new additions for the series that set the benchmark for all future Ridge Racer titles. R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 follows the path of a rookie driver as he joins one of four racing teams. The game features 48 unique cars with over 300 variations spread across four car manufacturers, each with their own signature designs and handling. Players will race through eight legendary courses, full of twisting hairpin turns and perilous straight-aways. Machines can be tuned for drift or grip-style racing based on the player’s preference. The two styles of handling allow for players to slide through corners or hug the road. Dominate the competition and become the world champion of drift racing.
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 will be available as a PS one Classic on the PlayStation Store March 2011.