Ridge Racer 4 coming to PSN as downloadable PSOne Classic

The Ridge Racer franchise is certainly trying to make a comeback. After releasing a new game in the series for mobile phones, announcing another title for the 3DS, and another for 360/PS3, Namco is bringing the PSOne classic, Ridge Racer 4, to PS3 and PSP.

Ridge Racer Type 4 was originally released in May of 1999 and was one of the best-reviewed games in the series. It was the last Ridge Racer game for the original PlayStation system, and, in my opinion, the series started to go downhill after that. So for those like me, Type 4 symbolizes the best of the "true" Ridge Racer games, which were at their best on the PSOne.

"Ridge Racer Type 4 is a legend of arcade-style drift racing including 48 cars, eight tracks, legendary soundtrack, two-player split-screen and...... Reiko Nagase," wrote Namco in a statement.

The classic racer will be available sometime in March, but no exact date has been announced. Still, pretty exciting, right Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai?

Feb 16, 2010




  • KidA - February 18, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    This is my favorite game ever. Shame the series sucks now (although RRV was pretty good).
  • centrip - February 17, 2011 11:24 a.m.

    I seem to remember a car called the 'Age Pegasse', a little kit car thing...
  • JimB - February 17, 2011 6:02 a.m.

    I remember unlocking all the car variations back in the day. Mad game.
  • suicidali - February 17, 2011 12:33 a.m.

    I've been needing a reason to stop having GT as the only game I play on my PSP... Definately one of my favourite games ever.
  • Scoob - February 17, 2011 12:21 a.m.

    But you know they waited 5 years to release this one because of that meme.
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - February 17, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    RRRIIIII--Nope...I won't even bother with it. The meme is done.

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