We recently posted an article about the lack of cars and courses that will ve available for Ridge Racer on the PS Vita at launch. Well Andriasang have posted an extremely extensive list showing the dates and the content that will be made available for download on that day and…did I mention that it was extensive?
December 22: Visual Demo Appli, Music Pack 1 R4#1 and Music Pack 2 R4#2. These are all free. The Visual Demo Appli is the playable demo that was shown at E3 2011. The music packs include music from R4.
January 12: Music Pack 3 Ridge Racer V #1, Music Pack 4 Ridge Racers #1 — Free (Ridge Racers is the name of the first PSP Ridge Racer game)
January 19: Music Pack 5 Ridge Racers #2 — Free
January 26: Music Pack 6 Ridge Racers #3 — Free
February 2: Music Pack 7 Ridge Racer 6 #1 — Free
February 9: Music Pack 8 Ridge Racer 6 #2 — Free
February 16: Ridge Racer Pass. Priced ¥1,600, this lets you purchase all the download content that will be released between February and May. Through February 29, this will be discounted to ¥1,000.
February 23: Car 1 Promessa, priced ¥250, and Course 1 Old Central, priced ¥400. These two will be free through February 29. Also due on the 23rd is Music Pack 10 Ridge Racer 7 #1, also free.
March 3: Cars 2 to 4, priced ¥250 each, and Course 2 and 3, priced ¥400 each. Music Pack 11 to 15, available for free. A “Medley” will also be released, priced ¥100.
April to May: Cars 5 to 8, priced ¥250 each, and Course 4 to 6 priced ¥400, Music Pack 16 to 19 free, and New Song Pack 2 and Medley 2 for ¥100 each.
So it looks like the music will be free, which isn’t really a selling point IMO and the cars will be charged?? The game is about racing and the main star of the game, the cars, aren’t free?? Not really happy about this as I love Ridge Racer but will probably make the move to Wipeout 2048, unless they start charging for the ships as well and only have two crafts available on day one.