January 17, 2007 - Well that's just great. Now we're going to have to actually play more of Sony's offensively bad PlayStation Store download, Mainichi Issho.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Bandai Namco are teaming up -- conspiring, if you will -- to combine Ridge Racer with Doko Demo Issyo. As part of the plan -- conspiracy? -- Ridge Racer spokeswoman Reiko Nagase will make a limited appearance in the http://ps3.ign.com/objects/865/865649.html downloadable game.

Reiko will appear in the form of a poster that can be given to Toro. Sony's fat mascot cat will then hang the digital goddess in his room. Bandai Namco is also creating a Ridge Racer 7 box poster, but we're sure Toro would rather have a wall-sized Reiko.

Thankfully, while being forced to endure more of Mainichi Issyo, we won't have to pay a dime. Not only is the game itself free, but so too are these two items. Both will be available starting 1/18 in Mainichi Issyo's Toro Station.

For pics, check out http://watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20070117/toro.htm.

Thanks to http://ps3.ign.com/articles/755/755979p1.html for sharing the news with us!