RIIIIIIDGE RACER!!!! goes mobile December 19

If that headline is lost on you, I feel sad for two very good reasons. One: you’re out of the loop on one of my favorite memes of all time, courtesy of Kaz Hirai’s 2006 enthusiasm (that nobody else shared) about Ridge Racer going mobile on the PSP. Two: There might even be a chance that you’re completely unaware that Ridge Racer is a thing, and since it’s really going mobile soon, that makes me one sad panda.

Namco Bandai has just revealed that the next game in the series will be Ridge Racer Slipstream, a mobile racer for iPhone, iPad and Android. The game will feature 12 vehicles, 300 customization options, and 20 tracks (well… 10 tracks, once forwards once back. But hey! It’s Ridge Racer.) We’ve also been told that the game is built on a brand new racing engine created from the ground-up for iOS and Android devices.

Get ready to download this one on December 19, aka the last day before the iTunes Connect shutdown freezes the new games section of the App Store solid for a week’s holiday. 

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