Vita launch title Ridge Racer Vita will come with a “Gold Pass”
that grants all manner of DLC bonuses (via CVG). The title's Japanese release
strategy depended heavily upon DLC: priced lower than most titles, the
game's initial roster of five cars and three tracks leaves plenty of
room for expansion to say the least.
Gold Pass, to be included along with new boxed and digital copies of
the game until the end of March, doubles the amounts of both vehicles
and areas on offer, as well as providing extra music tracks. Pick up
the game after March (or secondhand, obviously) and you'll pay for
the expansion, though Namco Bandai has said it'll be providing a
“Silver Pass” come April. Do you like the idea of a portable
title based on optional DLC, or are you waiting for a Vita racer that costs (and includes) a bit more?