So, Ridge Racer Driftopia is out now for public access and it’s free and it’s on PC. It sounds like a dream come true for the old guard, who’ve long since abandoned their console booties for the PC master race. Still, Ridge Racer has changed a tad since its departure from Playstation exclusivity. Some may have noticed when Ridge Racer Unbounded dropped its takedowns and crashes onto other platforms. In Driftopia, it’s the exact same thing, but free. Oh, also, some other things are put in for your enjoyment.
Watch the following video.
That’s the experience of Ridge Racer Driftopia in a nutshell. However, if you want some more, there’s also a clip where eventually there is other stuff to watch. It’s still bogged down with free to play elements though. There’s no escaping that, no matter how fast you drive.
Signups have started for Ridge Racer: Driftopia. This is a free-to-play version of the game. It will release for PC and PS3 somewhere this year.
Driftopia continues a similar style to where the 2012 title Ridge Race Unbounded went. Instead of the arcade races of yore, this driving game is more akin to the old Burnout series, where blurred sceneries and tons of destruction reign supreme. Shortcuts are taken by crashing through buildings and that sort of stuff.
Those that are granted to the Beta will receive a Steam key. Despite being released on PS3, no details for tests are given there.
You can sign up for the Ridge Racer: Driftopia Beta here.
Continuing the series of lost videos brought to the forefront, we now go to one specific publisher. Periodically, companies will unleash all their assets at once and when that happens, it can happen that some games go by unnoticed. So, this time we’ll be looking at Namco Bandai and their effort to push their games this week. We’ll start with one of their more known upcoming titles: Star Trek.
This game based around the remake of recent times will feature a ton of Gorn baddies. The developer took the liberty of largely expanding this race of lizards into many different classes. They even added some females in there.
In a totally different spectrum of fan popularity, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 shows its playable characters and gameplay elements. Once more, fans will be able to take on hordes of enemies with Luffy, Brook and other notable characters, including sexualized imagery. I mean, we didn’t remember Usopp being so damn buff. Perhaps we need to catch up on the series.
Finally, keeping things in the oriental section of games, Tales of Xillia has 2 different gameplay clips of its real-time combat. Both Jude and Milla strut their stuff in these battle maps where combos fly and small anime panels encourage the player with English audio. We love the “Tales of” series, we hope you do too.