Looks like Sony & the folks at Namco Bandai want to make nice since we didn’t receive Ridge Racer on launch like japan.
As a token of appreciation for our most dedicated fans of RIDGE RACER’s classic beauty and blistering speed, NAMCO BANDAI Games America has decided to offer a free DLC pack for everyone picking up the game at launch and while supplies last. Fans who buy the retail version of RIDGE RACER for PS Vita will find a code inside the box for a free ‘RIDGE RACER Gold Pass’ which unlocks a wealth of extra DLC content completely for free. The same Gold Pass is also available for free to all fans who purchase the digital version of the game on PlayStation Network no later than April 30, 2012.
What exactly is in this pack? How about five free additional machines, three courses, and extra pieces of pumping background music to take you across the finish line?
– Five additional machines: PROMESSA, ELENIE, DIGNISTAR, FATALITA and MELTFIRE
– Three additional courses: Old Central, Sunset Heights and Lost Ruins
– Two music tracks: NEW SONGS PACK 01
– One new extended music mix: LONG MIX BGM 01
On top of this, fans worldwide should be happy to hear that upon the North American launch date, RIDGE RACER will be updated with an improved frame rate and crisper graphics for an even faster racing experience than ever before.
That won’t be the end of the expanding world of content on PS Vita for RIDGE RACER either. In April, we’ll be releasing more content in our ‘RIDGE RACER Silver Pass’ which will allow fans to access even more cars and courses at one low price. Stay tuned to this page on our website for details on the dates when all of this content will become available.
Source: Playstation Blog