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Ridge Racer: Accelerated by Namco

12-15-2009, 12:08 AM
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Ridge Racer: Accelerated by Namco

via Kotaku

Namco Bandai is taking the old Ridge Racer franchise for another spin, its first in almost three years, this time on the visual powerhouse that is... Apple's iPhone? Yes, Ridge Racer: Accelerated is an iPhone game.

But at least Namco Bandai hasn't forgotten about the arcade-style racing game, with plans to release Ridge Racer: Accelerated some time this month. Further details are still forthcoming, but Famitsu has in-game screens and swears it'll be out before the end of the year for an unspecified price.
Some screenshots:

More screenshots and videos at Famitsu website.
12-15-2009, 12:23 AM
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Hope they give it a more polished look

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12-15-2009, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by shap08 View Post
Hope they give it a more polished look
That's what I was thinking, doesn't look anything like the PSP polish.
12-15-2009, 12:41 AM
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The graphics don't look too great, and plus, its by Namco

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12-15-2009, 01:09 AM
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This looks alright!! The car racing games are popping out left and right, on the app store. The competition is getting really fierce.
12-15-2009, 01:11 AM
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It looks pretty ordinary...i hope it gets better
12-15-2009, 01:30 AM
Kind of looks like a cheap windwos mobile racing game that uses software rendering... they do know that you can do hardware accelerated graphics on the iphone right?
12-15-2009, 01:49 AM
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This won't be able to compete with Gameloft's and EA's racing games.
12-15-2009, 03:39 AM
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12-15-2009, 03:46 AM
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The car engine in the trailer sounds awesome, but once I saw the gameplay trailer it's not too awesome anymore.

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