Ridge Racer: Unbounded date set

Open-world Ridge Racer out in March.

Namco Bandai’s announced the release date for its street-racing take on the Ridge Racer series. Bugbear Entertainment’s Ridge Racer Unbounded will launch across North America on March 6, 2012 and throughout Europe on March 2 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Unbounded promises to combine the series’ “signature arcade handling and drifting elements” with “explosive action,” to take the series to “the next level of competitive racing.” It’s single-player mode sees players looking to impress Kara Shindo, leader of the Unbounded gang, and earn a reputation in the streets of Shattery Bay. It also offers other modes, such as Domination and Survival Race.

Ridge Racer Unbounded brings the high-octane racing that the series is known for and injects new layers of destruction and carnage to the already intense formula,” says Carlson Choi, vice president of Marketing, Namco Bandai Games America. “With the new sophisticated City Creator, fans can easily create an unlimited number of tracks and share them with their friends for limitless replay value.”

A new trailer of Unbounded can be seen below. For the final box art, see the gallery.

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