August 10th, 2006, 19:33 Posted By: wraggster
News from IGN
The first bit of gameplay that greeted many who purchased a PSP at launch was Namco's classic Rally X arcade title. In typical style, Namco used one of its old school arcade games to give players something to do during the initial load periods that started off the Ridge Racers experience.
Ridge Racers 2 will also see a classic arcade game for its load screen. This time, Namco (well, Bandai Namco Games, as it's now known) has given the honors to New Rally X, which achieved popularity in the arcades and on the Famicom probably before you were born.
The latest issue of Famitsu provides a few additional details besides this. Ridge Racers 2 will see a number of cars, including the Pac-Man vehicle and, from the Xbox 360 Ridge Racer 6, Digdug Hijack. You won't be able to ride Reiko Nagase, but she'll be back as spokesperson, appearing in the CG introduction.
The game will also feature new racing modes. In survival mode, you race around a track as trailing players are forced out of the race. The last one remaining wins. Duel mode is a one on one race -- that's right, just you and a second car, facing off on the tracks.
Ridge Racers 2 is set for Japanese release on 9/14. That's just over a month away, so if you're into import gaming, start practicing with the original.
Screenshots at the link above
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