Ridge Racer Vita gets free day one DLC, but it stops being free in April

PlayStation 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.

The 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?


  • darnell-thelen - February 12, 2012 8:59 p.m.

    I will never get a game dependent of its DLC, the DLC should add to the experience not be required to play the game I hope any game in the future to use this format burns in flames!
  • MARl0 - February 11, 2012 10:03 a.m.

    It's not the DLC that killed this game for me. It's the lack of 60fps. Ridge Racer = 60fps or bust.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 10, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    That's still only ten cars and six tracks. Total. -_- No thanks.
  • onetimebuster - February 9, 2012 7:37 p.m.

    Well its free so that's good i guess.
  • MasterBhater - February 9, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    For people who want a good racing game on Vita, there's WipEout 2048
  • badgraphix1 - February 9, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    This is the kind of direction I want to see games take in the future as opposed to say, forcing online passes on us. Lower prices for games and more DLC. Everyone but the middleman benefits.
  • darnell-thelen - February 12, 2012 9:02 p.m.

    your an idiot, lets hope namco sends you an empty box next time ha ha!

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