In an impromptu Reddit AmA earlier today, Vector Unit – the development team behind Riptide GP, Beach Buggy Blitz, and Shine Runner – announced that Riptide GP 2 will be hitting the Google Play Store on July 23rd for just $3.

You may remember Riptide GP 2 from its debut on NVIDIA's SHIELD back in March, which showed off the game's updated effects, physics, and overall improved gameplay. Naturally, GP 2 is optimized for NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chip, which means that it will be one of the many games pushing SHIELD to the max once it's released to the masses. Thankfully, those who just can't wait to get into the jetski-packed action will be able to do so in less than a week – Tegra 4 isn't required simply to play the game.

Vector Unit's AmA is still going on now – head here to read up on the company's feelings about branching out to the console market, their favorite video games, and much more.

Thanks, Kyle Bailey!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • HellG

    Is it only me or the water looks worse than the one in the original?

    • DrewNusser

      I don't know about worse, but I'm not really seeing any improvements in the graphics at all.

      • Mothreja Jay

        Can't say for sure until I get my hands on it.

    • Alan Shearer

      Screenshots never did the original justice either, in motion it looks better.

    • Mothreja Jay

      The quality of the vid is mediocre. It's serious injustice to the game.

  • marcusmaximus04

    Hmm July 23rd... A day before Google announces Android 4.3 which includes OpenGL ES 3.0 support. Coincidence?

    • Adrian Meredith

      exactly my thoughts, probably like the way they did the tegra version

  • Michael Ward

    Honestly im really exited about the multiplayer on this game. This could be the start of a wonderful gaming community on android!

  • shenahv

    i got a tegra 3 tablet (asus infinity) will it work on him? cause its got the same effect that was exulusive for the tegra 3...

  • เกรียนเทพ ดี อันลิมิเตด

    I am waiting to buy one if it'll support Exynos 4412 >__<

  • Stefan Ristic

    Its not optimized for tegra 4 its enhanced if you have a tegra 4.

  • peter

    july the 23rd and not available in the play store as yet.....

  • Prouddad

    Ughhhh im waiting patiently