Ridge Racer has gone online before, but Namco Bandai is trying something new with the PlayStation Vita version. A listing at retailer Gamestar says that Ridge Racer Vita will have, as a first for the series, team combat.
Players throughout the world will be able to split into four teams for a daily "Planetary League." Your team will play through a daily "mission," building up your name through skillful racing.
Separate from the online support, the game has a "Skill Grade" system. Based off your Skill Grade, your single player opponents (either CPU or based off ghost data from other players) will have different skill level. This will allow you to continually improve your play skill.
Ridge Racer launches with the Vita on December 17.