Ridge Racer 3D maintains core game mechanic, more muscle cars

Friday, 4th February 2011 20:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ridge Racer 3D director Masamichi Yamazaki was at Namco’s press event this week to talk about what’s new for this long-running franchise on 3DS.

Speaking in a video interview with Gamespot posted below, Yamazaki said playing the game in 3D allows for total immersion in the game, and it’s natural because it allows you to feel as if you are really racing instead of watching in a 2D environment.

He also said the familiar core racing aspect of the series is back with some of the drift features from Ridge Racer 7, and that new racing areas have been added with a vehicle focus on European style racers and American muscle cars.

Gamespot has also posted gameplay video of Ridge Racer 3DS, and we’ve added it below as well as a link to a lot of screens for it here.

Ridge Racer 3DS is slated as a launch game for 3DS. If you are interested in watching the the game’s teaser trailer again, you can do so here.



  1. nofear360

    It looks pretty ugly. I’ve been spoiled by NGP’s visuals, me thinks.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. russdude13

    @1 I agree.
    I think the visuals looks similar to Split/Second on PSP.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    looks like the contrast/colour needs tweaking a bit. Graphics look better at the start of the interview on the TV behind him… I would like to see the 3D effect on this, or any racing game on 3DS actually…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    I’m sorry but my mobile phone have better racing game with better graphics…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    Look at Resident Evil, the 3DS graphics are fine considering it’s pumping out 3D aswell. Mario Kart 3DS graphics will be pretty average too im sure, but it will almost certainly be a joy to play. Not saying this game will be, but it seems a bit harsh to bash the graphics considering it has to render twice for the 3D effect… I can imagibne that once developers get used to using the hardware, it’ll be capable of Wii quality graphics. Not the best but with the right art style (Mario Galaxy, Sin and Punishment, Zelda Skyward Sword etc…) should look very nice in 3D…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    Not exactly NGP quality i know, but easily as good as the Game Cube and in Glasses free 3D too. Thats pretty impresive for a handheld.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. 2plus2equals5

    This is a next generation game that looks like an old generation game(or even worse), don’t buy it!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. 2plus2equals5

    @6:eds can do good things, rr is a shame!

    #8 4 years ago

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