Ridge Racer 7 Credits

Development Staff

ProducerIsao Nakamura

Game Design Team

Game DirectorMasaya Kobayashi
Gameplay ArchitectHisashi Kawamura
Game DesignersKazuo Yamamoto, Kenichi Shimada
VO Script (JPN)Kazuo Yamamoto
Recording ManagementKazuo Yamamoto
Process ManagerKazuya Maruyama
Marketing ManagerYasuhiko Soga

Programming Team

Programming DirectorSatoru Ouchi

System Programming Unit

Lead ProgrammerToshiaki Tamura
ProgrammersTatsuro Ido, Tatsuya Makino
UI ProgrammersNaomi Matsunobe, Takahiro Ando, Masahiro Naruse, Isao Watanabe, Shinobu Yamada, Keita Noto
2D Graphic ProgrammerTomonori Naito
Replay Camera ProgrammerTatsuya Makino

Graphic Rendering Unit

Lead ProgrammerKenji Saito
ProgrammersShigeru Kitsutaka, Hidenori Kondo, Hidekazu Fukunaga, Masaki Iwasaki, Takahiro Tanaka, Keita Noto

Physics Programming Unit

Lead ProgrammerKazuhito Bando
ProgrammersTomoaki Yasuda, Masaki Iwasaki, Shinji Motoki

Sound & Movie Programming Unit

Lead ProgrammerNarumi Aoyama
ProgrammersShogo Nakamura, Yoshihiro Kurohata, Hajime Otani

Network Programming Unit

Lead ProgrammerNaoyuki Koyama
ProgrammersKensuke Nakanishi, Nobuyuki Yasue, Hiroyuki Okinoi, Yoshihito Nakagawa

Graphic Design Team

Art DirectorHideki Nakamura

Vehicle Modeling Unit

Lead Artist Yoshinori Wagatsuma
Car DesignersNaoya Hirai, Makoto Watarai, Shunsuke Otsuka
Cockpit DesignerShunsuke Otsuka
Coloring DesignersShunsuke Otsuka, Ryuta Jufuku, Chiharu Suzuki, Sayaka Nojima
Sticker & Logo DesignerKazutaka Kageyama
3D Modellers & 2D GraphicsRyuta Jufuku, Justin Potter, Kōki Kanbe, Kazuhito Fujii, Kazutaka Kageyama, Daigo Kobayashi, Hiroki Sawada, Morihiro Okamoto, Takuro Kaneko, Toshiaki Abe, Takayuki Izumi
Color & Texture CoordinatorsChiharu Suzuki, Sayaka Nojima, Shinji Tanaka, Takashi Yamanaka, Tomohiro Tada
Cockpit ModellersYoshiyuki Takago, Hisako Kitao, Takashi Yamanaka
Wheel ModellersChiharu Suzuki, Sayaka Nojima, Shinji Tanaka
Cinematics Car DesignersMakoto Watarai, Takeshi Kikkawa
Car Effect DesignersAtsushi Hanaoka, Tadatsugu Motomiya
Data OptimizerAtsushi Hanaoka

Course Design Unit

Lead ArtistKazuhiro Kaneko
Course DesignersYohei Tanaka, Toshitaka Mukasa, Homi Hada
Road DesignersYukihiro Taniguchi, Satoshi Hagino, Yuichiro Hirashimi, Masaaki Ohki
Ground DesignersAkihiro Andoh, Momo Sasaki, Rieko Kano, Naho Hagiwara, Sachiko Amano
Building DesignersMasatoshi Yanoo, Tadashi Tanaka, Hideyuki Kuga, Hiromi Yanagimachi, Keiji Kojima, Tomohiro Yamanaka
Designers for All CoursesJun Takarabe, Ken Miyajima, Toshikatsu Terashima, Tomoko Nitou

UI Design Unit

Lead ArtistHirotaka Kinoshita
2D Graphics ArtistsShigeo Iura, Sakiko Kumagai
2D Meter DesignersHideomi Hashima, Mieko Sekine
Movie Production ManagerMasaru Tsujiyama
Effects ArtistMasaru Tsujiyama
Replay Camera DesignerTomoyuki Ishimaru
"You've Got a New Machine" Sequence DesignersManabu Okano, Yoshiyuki Takago, Takahiro Kinoshita

Sound Team

Sound DirectorHiroshi Okubo
Sound Effect DesignersRyo Watanabe, Hiroshi Okubo
Engine Sound Effect DesignersRyūichi Takada, Tetsukazu Nakanishi
VO EditorRyūichi Takada
Movie Sound Effect DesignersRyo Watanabe, Keiki Kobayashi
BG Composers & RemixersHiroshi Okubo, Ryūichi Takada, Akitaka Toyama, Rio Hamamoto, Junichi Nakatsuru, Tetsukazu Nakanishi, U, Keiki Kobayashi, Ryo Watanabe
Technical Sound SupportTetsukazu Nakanishi
Engine Sound Synthesizer TeamTetsukazu Nakanishi, Narumi Aoyama
Sound Library Team (NU SOUND)Yoshihiro Kurohata, Shogo Nakamura, Narumi Aoyama, Hiroyuki Hiraishi, Tsuyoshi Fukutomi

CG Technical Support

Lead ProgrammerHiroyuki Kato
Car Model Converter ProgrammerHidenori Sato
Course Environment Tool ProgrammerHiroyuki Kato

Quality Assurance

QA LeadRyo Tanaka
TestersNorihiro Yoshinari, Keigo Honma, Shinya Katayama, Kazuhiro Handa, Takashi Ichihara, Tsutomu Makioka, Michio Okabe, Yūta Katō, Sawako Akama

Localization Team

Localization ProducerLindsay Gray
Localization SpecialistsSeiji Sugimoto, Sum Tak Hau, Emi Takeuchi

International Marketing Strategy

International Marketing StrategySeiko Fujisawa, Tatsuya Kubota, Noriko Ichikawa

External Production Staff: UI Design

UI DesignKei Fukuda (maf*maf), Mari Nagata (maf*maf)

External Production Staff: Title & Ending Movie

Title & Ending Moviecaca inc., Kei Yoshimizu, Yasunori Araki, Yumiko Hasebe, Saw Takeyama, Junya Hayashi, Tsutomu Osada

External Production Staff: Introduction Movie Sequence

Introduction Movie SequenceSean Wood (Motion i.d.), Minoru Nitta (Motion i.d / MARSinc.)

External Production Staff: BGM Composers

BGM ComposersShinji Hosoe (SamplingMasters MEGA - Super Sweep Co. Ltd.), Ayako Sasō (SamplingMasters AYA - Super Sweep Co. Ltd.), Nobuyoshi Sano (sanodg - cavia inc.), Jinbae Park (ESTi)

External Production Staff: Ending Theme "Calm"

Soprano Sax PerformanceOsamu Yoshida
Guitar PerformanceTakanori Goto

External Production Staff: Music Supervisor

Music SupervisorHisa Ishioka (King Street Sounds / a Division of HI's Production Inc.)

External Production Staff: BGM Mixing Engineer

BGM Mixing EngineerShigeo Sakurai (ONKIO HAUS)

External Production Staff: BGM Mastering Engineer

BGM Mastering EngineerWataru Ishii (ONKIO HAUS)

External Production Staff: English Voice Over Production

Voice DirectorKeith Arem (PCB Productions)
Voice ActorsJames C. Mathis III, Erin Matthews
Recording FacilitiesPCB Productions
Signatory ServicesDigital Synapse
Voice Post ProductionJesse Kovarovics (PCB Productions), Jamie Vance (PCB Productions), Byron Evora (PCB Productions)

External Production Staff: Staffing Services

Staffing ServicesDIGITALSCAPE Co. Ltd.

External Production Staff: Font Credits

Fonts used in-game are provided byBitstream Inc., All rights reserved.
The typefaces included herein are developed byDynaComware
Special ThanksFontworks Japan Inc., © RYOBI Limited

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. Staff

Product Group DirectorYoshi Niki
Localization ManagerHiroshi Tanaka
Localization ProducerRyota Toyama
Localization SupportJohn Kenzo Hickey
Marketing DirectorYoko Nakao
Associate Product Marketing ManagerWayne Shiu
PR ManagerMelody Ann Pfeiffer
National Sales ManagerBrian Schorr
Publishing Support DirectorGlen A. Cureton
QA ManagerChuck McFadden
Customer Services ManagerChuck McFadden
QA SupervisorDaryle Tumacder
QA LeadGene Bang
QA Assistant LeadScott Hartz
QA TestersThomas Aftowicz, Darren Agellon, James Cho, William Dal Porto, Abhra Dasgupta, Jeffrey Davis, Leticia C. Dueñas, Alex Freeman, Mario Gonzalez, Erika Hays, Blake Hoffmann, Wisdom Hong, Saiho Kwan, Bryan Maxwell, David Miller, Tim Olson, Ricky Ortiz, Armin Parang, Ben Pascua, Sam Sandy, Patrick Sarmiento, Arif Sinan, Mark Sudano, Victor Tsao, Abelina Villegas, Shaun Woo, Shin Young, Mitch Zamara

Special Thanks

Special ThanksAyano Seki, Shinji Takehara (mozoo inc.), Sakura Munakata (mozoo inc.), Shinji Watanabe (mozoo inc.), Kenichi Harada (DIGITALSCAPE), Ryosuke Mamiya (DIGITALSCAPE), Yukihiro Fukuda (ONKIO HAUS), Miki Yamaguchi (ONKIO HAUS), Hisayuki Nakayama (Dolby Laboratories Inc.), Aya Itokawa (Dolby Laboratories Inc.), Hiroaki Kondo (Dolby Laboratories Inc.), Hiroyuki Niwa (FUJIPACIFIC MUSIC INC.), Manabu Sugiyama, Takehiko Ōkubo, Takaharu Suzuki, Jun Imamiya, Keita Kiso, Nobuyuki Nakatani, Keisuke Sugahara, Kazuki Sakamoto, Mari Terada, Hiroyuki Hiraishi, Tsuyoshi Fukutomi, Shun Tsubosaki, Kazue Yamada, Hirofumi Inagaki, Daisuke Uchiyama, Rio Nakata, Hiroshi Matsuyama, Cyber Connect 2 Co. Ltd, Yuki Takahashi, Naotake Hirata, Koh Onda, Akio Ueyama, Atsushi Shiozawa, Hiromi Matsuoka, Daisuke Onizuka, Makoto Ishii, Yuji Imamura, Shuhei Kurose, Shigenori Kanai, Hiroaki Yotoriyama, Akiko Tange, Kazutoki Kono, Masato Kanno, Hiroyuki Ichiyanagi, Kōsuke Itomi, Hiroyuki Onoda, Minoru Sashida, Ken Nakadate, Yukiko Yoko, Hirofumi Kami, Masataka Shimono, Junichi Nishimura, Hideo Yoshizawa, Kaori Shinozaki, Yoshihiko Arawi, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Shinichiro Komori, Kentarō Kawashima, Mamoru Takahashi, Naomiki Yanagisawa, Yukie Kanno, Yozo Sakagami, Hajime Nakatani, Masahiro Kimoto, Katsuhiro Harada, Katamari Staff, Yoshito Higuchi, Jun Omata, Maya Itō, Shohei Nakanowatari, Hirofumi Tanaka, Hironori Iriuchi, Yuji Iizuka, Mao Onaka, Masanori Kato, Masako Aizawa, Genichi Ito, Nobuhiro Kasahara, Garry Cole, Makoto Iwai, Shuji Nakata, Naruo Uchida, Jennifer Tersigni, Hiroyuki Kobota, Ryan Chennault, Janna Smith, Shin Unozawa

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Keith Arem, 203 other games
Jennifer Tersigni, 134 other games
Glen A. Cureton, 124 other games
Brian Schorr, 122 other games
Shin Unozawa, 114 other games
Yoshi Niki, 104 other games
Nobuhiro Kasahara, 94 other games
Daryle Tumacder, 90 other games
Garry Cole, 85 other games
Shuji Nakata, 76 other games
Daisuke Uchiyama, 62 other games
Naruo Uchida, 60 other games
Chuck McFadden, 60 other games
Yoko Nakao, 60 other games
Ryan Chennault, 56 other games
Shinji Hosoe, 56 other games
Hiroshi Tanaka, 55 other games
Makoto Iwai, 52 other games
Genichi Ito, 51 other games
Tetsukazu Nakanishi, 50 other games
Tatsuya Kubota, 50 other games
Hajime Nakatani, 48 other games
Ryota Toyama, 46 other games
Lindsay Gray, 44 other games
Hiroaki Kondo, 44 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Ridge Racer 6, a group of 65 people
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, a group of 50 people
Soulcalibur: Legends, a group of 47 people
We Ski, a group of 45 people
SoulCalibur IV, a group of 43 people
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, a group of 40 people
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition, a group of 40 people
Beautiful Katamari, a group of 39 people
Tekken 5, a group of 35 people
Tekken: Dark Resurrection, a group of 34 people
Tekken 6, a group of 33 people
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a group of 32 people
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, a group of 32 people
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, a group of 31 people
MotoGP 4, a group of 30 people
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception, a group of 28 people
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, a group of 28 people
Urban Reign, a group of 28 people
Bounty Hounds, a group of 27 people
Me & My Katamari, a group of 26 people
SoulCalibur V, a group of 25 people
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, a group of 24 people
Death by Degrees, a group of 24 people
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, a group of 24 people
Breakdown, a group of 23 people

Credits for this game were contributed by Sciere (514351)