NAMCO BANDAI Games America today announced RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and Windows PC, but fans don't seem to be too pleased with the franchise's new direction.
The official press release states that "RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED takes the RIDGE RACER series in whole new direction by adding a punishing dose of destruction to the familiar arcade gameplay. Players will careen through the competition using their four-wheeled street-racing thoroughbreds as high-octane wrecking machines with a new mantra - Drive, Destroy, Dominate."
However, the series' official fan page on Facebook is full of disgruntled fans who feel that the new title is no more than "a two-bit Need For Speed Clone" or a Burnout Paradise clone with "rubbish" graphics. One fan tried to sum it all up in his comment: "Ridge Racer Unridgeracered? No, thank you."