Ridge Racer Vita only offers 3 tracks, 5 cars

30fps, post-launch DLC also confirmed.

Ridge Racer Vita only has three courses and five cars to choose from, according to a pair of Japanese previews.

Impress Watch and Famitsu impressions translated by Andriasang state that the tracks available are Harborline 765, Highland Cliffs and Southbay Docks - all three of which have appeared in past games in the series. Apparently mirror versions are playable too.

Publisher Namco Bandai reportedly intends to offer post-launch DLC to beef up the offering, though its unclear whether it will be free.

More good news: the Vita launch game reportedly runs at 30fps, rather than 60, and both the boxed and digital releases will require a memory card to play.

On the bright side, it will carry a reduced 3980 (around 33) price tag, knocked down further to 2980 (around 25) for all digital purchases before 31st March. The majority of boxed Vita titles will sell for 4980 (around 41) in Japan.

We've contacted Namco Bandai to confirm UK plans - look out for an update soon.

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