Vector Unit – the development team behind Riptide GP, Shine Runner, and Beach Buggy Blitz – has long been taking advantage of NVIDIA's Tegra processors. In fact, Riptide was one of the games used to show off the power of the Tegra 2 back in the day, and it was even updated to add enhanced graphics for the Tegra 3, once again highlighting the power of Tegra.

Now, NVIDIA has released a teaser video showing off Riptide GP 2, which will of course be optimized for the Tegra 4 and its 72 GPU cores. The gameplay looks similar to the original Riptide GP, but the waves are larger, curves are tighter, jumps are  bigger, and, of course, the graphics are better.

According to NVIDIA's blog post, we can expect Riptide GP 2 to have "full game controller support, enhanced water and particle effects, HDR lighting, boosted reflection shaders, and the all-new spectator mode made possible by Project SHIELD."

Riptide GP 2 is expected to be available "this summer," though no exact date has been given at this time.

[NVIDIA]