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PSN Today: Expendables 2, Growlanser IV, War of the Monsters, more

Sad news, Grand Theft Auto III was originally planned to be added to the PlayStation Store today, but it’s been delayed. A new release date will be announced soon. Moving on…

This week marks the start of Sony’s PSN Play 2012 promotion and it begins with a bang with The Expendables 2. The plot of the tie-in game will actually lead into this Summer’s blockbuster movie that stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, and many, many more.

On the PS3 Full Games side of the store, Namco Bandai has added the Burnout-inspired Ridge Racer Unbounded to the PlayStation Store.

Also available this week is a PS2 Classic that is definitely deserving of the label: War of the Monsters. The monster battling game was a bit of a sleeper hit back in the day, but it developed a huge cult following that is sure to be thrilled about it’s appearance among the PS2 Classics.

Finally, Atlus has brought their PSP RPG (yes, they still make those) Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time to the PlayStation Store.

Hit the jump for more information on all of this week’s releases and head over to the PlayStation Blog for more details on all of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)

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Ridge Racer Unbounded is in stores now

It looks like when Namco Bandai said Ridge Racer Unbounded would be out “later in 2012,” they actually meant “in three weeks.”

“We are excited to have racing fans unleash their destructive prowess against friends and foes online in Ridge Racer Unbounded,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, Namco Bandai Games America Inc. “With a greater focus on demolition and high octane destruction, Ridge Racer Unbounded takes the franchise to new heights in racing mayhem.”

The latest addition to the street racing franchise is now available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America (I guess we don’t get the PC version) and you can check out the launch trailer above.

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Ridge Racer Unbounded out in Europe next week; US date still TBA

Ridge Racer Unbounded was pushed back to “later in 2012” by Namco Bandai earlier this month, but it looks like our friends across the Atlantic will get it much sooner than that.

Check out the speeding supercars, wicked wrecks, and neat create-a-course features in the launch trailer above and gaze on the European release date for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 title: March 30, 2012.

Hopefully, a US release isn’t far behind.

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Ridge Racer Unbounded is bound for a delay

Ridge Racer Unbounded was originally scheduled to be released today. But if you visited your local game store this morning, you know that’s not entirely accurate anymore.

According to Namco Bandai, that’s because the game has been delayed until “later in 2012.” The publisher fell back on the typical “additional development time” reason for the delay saying “[we want] to pack the disc with features that will truly make the game sing.” Typical, sure, but they did manage to say it in a really unique way, didn’t they?

Namco Bandai also said that a new release date for Ridge Racer Unbounded (along with pre-order incentives and a full list of features) will be announced “shortly.”

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“Create or Destroy” in new Ridge Racer Unbounded trailer

Namco Bandai’s Ridge Racer Unbounded appears to owe quite a debt to Criterion’s Burnout series. But it looks like Unbounded will also have some new options under the hood.

Dubbed “Create or Destroy,” players will be able to create their own city and then share those creations online. They can then destroy those cities during some absolutely wild races. For example, the Gamescom trailer above shows players driving through a mall, toppling the elevator inside and then crashing through the front door. Oh, and I’m sure that mall has everything.

Ridge Racer Unbounded will be released next year for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Ridge Racer Unbounded burns out on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 in 2012

Everyone seems to love the Burnout series. And Namco Bandai seems to love it so much that they’ve decided the next entry in the Ridge Racer series should follow in the tire tracks of one of Burnout’s famous wrecks.

Ridge Racer Unbounded is their Burnout-inspired racer and it’ll be released in 2012 on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game will be developed by Bugbear Entertainment, the team behind the equally irresponsible FlatOut series.

For a sneak peak at all the Unbounded racing action, hit the break for a teaser trailer featuring Ridge Racer’s famous race girl Reiko. (more…)

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