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Dark and Destructive New Addition to the Ranks of Legendary RIDGE RACER Titles Powers its Way into the Hands of Crash-hungry Fans

LYON, FRANCE– 30 March 2012–NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe unleashed its dark side onto the streets of Shatter Bay today with the launch of RIDGE RACER™ UNBOUNDED , on sale now at retailers across EMEA and Australasia for Xbox 360?, PlayStation?3 and Windows PC.?

RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED takes the legendary racing franchise in a dark new direction, with bone-shattering destruction adding a new edge to the series’ trademark drifting. Bringing another new feature to the series, the game’s powerful City Creator allows easy creation of incredible tracks to share and dominate in the game’s furious online multiplayer modes.? To keep the energy level cranked up to 11, the brutal action is set to an ear-quaking soundtrack from Skrillex, The Crystal Method, Noisia&The Upbeats, Run Riot, OVERSEER, Ever Never, Hiroshi Okubo and more.

“This is a big day for one of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ most important and historic franchises. Taking this much loved series in a new direction for RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED was a big decision, and the result is something very different and extremely exciting,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Partners.“Now I’m looking forward to seeing the fantastic track creations and equally spectacular destruction that the online game promises to deliver.”

The European day one edition of RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED is available everywhere for the standard retail price, and comes bursting with explosive content, including three extra cars and five hot new NAMCO paint jobs representing the equally legendary PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™ and ACE COMBAT™ franchises.

RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED day one edition is available now at retailers across EMEA and Australasia.? For more information about RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED , please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.eu or http://www.facebook.com/ridgefan.?

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