You're going to wub the Ridge Racer Unbounded soundtrack

The soundtrack for Namco-Bandai's latest entry in its long-running racing series, Ridge Racer Unbounded, has been revealed. It'll feature electronic music prominently, including some of the more well-known artists out there right now like Skrillex and The Crystal Method. The kids tell us these are "hot acts."

Skrillex's "Kill Everybody" and "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" will be in the game, joined by other lesser-known contributions from artists Scratch Perverts, Unknown Error, OVERSEER, RuN RiOT, Ever Never and, as stated, The Crystal Method. Also, series fans will be glad to hear that Hiroshi Okubo, who has been rocking the radio dials for the past 18 years, will contribute several new tunes created exclusively for Ridge Racer Unbounded.

Namco-Bandai recently pushed back the launch of Ridge Racer Unbounded, which now has a tentative "late 2012" launch window.
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- A Powerhouse of In-game Music From Skrillex, The Crystal Method, Legendary NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Composer Hiroshi Okubo and Many More -

SAN JOSE, Calif., (March 6, 2012) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. stuck its head in the bass bin today and had its ears rattled by the onslaught of electronic music heading onto the soundtrack of RIDGE RACER™ UNBOUNDED. Loaded with unstoppable energy, the game soundtrack includes licensed music from established and emerging electronic artists, plus tracks taken from the entire history of RIDGE RACER alongside a number of brand new original compositions.

Licensed music on RIDGE RACER™ UNBOUNDED comes from recent GRAMMY Award-winning dubstep producer Skrillex, with the tracks 'Kill Everybody' and 'Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites', plus US electronica duo The Crystal Method and drum & bass collaborators Noisia & The Upbeats. Other additions to the sonic soundscape come from Scratch Perverts, Unknown Error, OVERSEER and newcomers RuN RiOT and Ever Never.

Keeping one wheel firmly in the musical heritage of RIDGE RACER, the game features a selection of tracks by Hiroshi Okubo from throughout the 18 year history of the series, starting with the very first RIDGE RACER right up to RIDGE RACER 7. To complete the game's auditory assault, Hiroshi Okubo and his team at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc in Japan have created a number of completely original tracks for RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, destined to keep the sonic fires of RIDGE RACER burning brighter than ever.

The latest entry in the celebrated RIDGE RACER series, RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED turbo-charges the racing genre with full environmental and vehicular destruction. The City Creator lets players design their own impressive urban tracks in minutes using the powerful yet accessible in-game tools, then share their creations online. The signature arcade handling and drifting elements that fans know and love combined with explosive action take RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED to the next level of competitive racing. With a new car selection including powerful vintage muscle cars, players will take over every alley and street corner in Shatter Bay in the most visceral and destructive racing game of 2012.

RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED will be available across EMEA and Australasia on March 30th and around the same timeframe in North America. For more information on RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, please visit: or

This article was originally published on Joystiq.