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Video: Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational is Coming to PS3

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62w ago - Sony Producer Jun Yoshino confirmed today alongside a video that Video: Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational is coming to PS3.

To quote: We're excited to announce that the latest installment in the Hot Shots Golf franchise (which has just celebrated its 15th year anniversary) will be winging its way onto PS3 via PSN on July 23rd for $19.99.

The PS3 version offers everybody's favorite local multiplayer that supports up to four players, as well as new features such as Real Feel Shot where you can swing your way through courses with your PlayStation Move motion controller.

What's more, for those of you that own the PS Vita version, all of your downloadable content is cross-buy and will be unlocked in the PS3 version! The Vita patch version 1.06 will bring you up to speed with the PS3, enabling you to play with those on the PS3 version in the online tournaments.





What we think is one of the most exciting features is both PS Vita and PS3 can compete against each other online. And with such a vast array of online tournaments available, you'll never be short of brand new online rivalries! Take advantage of the Level 4 and Level 5 clubs and balls to get the edge over your buddies!

In true Hot Shots...
 

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Gets New Courses & Characters

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81w ago - Sony International Software Development Senior Producer Tsubasa Inaba has announced today that Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational goes asynchronous today complete with new courses and characters!

Below are the details, to quote: If you haven't played Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational in a while, now is the time! As some of you may already know, we recently released a feature update (patch 1.05). This long awaited update adds the following features:

Turn Based Challenge

Too busy to join a tournament online at a given time/date? Not to worry! By introducing this "Turn Based Challenge" mode, you can now challenge your friends in an asynchronous competition and play head to head, hole by hole.

Players can now also set up 20 different parallel games at any given time. To avoid cheating, there are no re-dos, similar to Daily Tourneys. Short messages (like SMS) are also now enabled, as well as competitive score history between friends.

Additional gameplay updates include:

•Four-player stroke mode enabled in the multiplayer rooms.
•A slot mode added to the online/adhoc, enabling a slot machine style handicap system applied per hole to keep the game interesting in case there is an imbalance between player skills.
•We've...
 

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Update Adds Multiplayer Modes

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114w ago - International Software Development Senior Producer Tsubasa Inaba has announced today that the incoming Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational update enhances and adds multiplayer modes with details below!

To quote: Calling all golf fans! Update 1.04 for Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational on PlayStation Vita goes live this evening! Here's what to expect the next time you hit the fairways:

Invite friends to play in private tournaments
Whereas before you could only play in Real Mode tournaments that were open to all, now you can create private tournaments for you and up to seven friends, as well as private rooms in the online lobby space.

Out on the course, you'll be able to see your opponent's ball after each shot, and between holes you can also use text chat to communicate with your friends, on the scorecard screen.

Stroke Mode (Head-to-Head)

Previously Ad-Hoc only. A head-to-head competition for two players, where the golfer with the best results at the end of a round wins. You'll be able to chat with and heckle your opponent between holes.

Match Mode (Head-to-Head)

Previously Ad-Hoc only. This is also a head-to-head competition for two players, but this time it's the first competitor to get to 3UP status during a...
 

PS Vita Preview: Sony Details Hot Shots Golf (Working Title)

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173w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a PS Vita preview and details today on Hot Shots Golf (working title).

To quote: When I first laid eyes on the PS Vita in January, I was floored by UNCHARTED (now officially dubbed UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss), eager to try Super Stardust Delta with dual analog sticks, and mesmerized by the use of AR in Reality Fighters.

But I knew that the game I'd be coming back to on flight after flight, year after year, would be Hot Shots Golf.

I've easily sunk hundreds of hours into the Hot Shots Golf series dating back to the PS2 days, with the majority of that time on the PSP's Open Tee line. Based on what I've played of Hot Shots Golf, the hours will keep piling up on PS Vita.

The first thing I noticed was how the game's cheerfully colorful visuals benefit from the PS Vita's stunning OLED display. Don't compare it to the PSP's Open Tee series; Hot Shots Golf's visuals on the PS Vita are even more polished than those of PS3's Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds. Gorgeous character lighting, dazzling water effects, fluttering birds, swirling leaves – this is as pretty a day on the links are you're likely to see.
 

LBP Sackboy Appears in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for PS3

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290w ago - Today SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda unveiled that LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy makes an appearance in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for Sony's PS3 console.

To quote: I'm back once again with a special announcement from the fairway: LittleBigPlanet's very own Sackboy has landed on a Hot Shots Golf course near you (and by near you, I mean any of the 8 awesome courses in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds!).

So now that your bestest wish has been granted, what more could we do for you? Well, for starters, we could also include a couple of cool outfits to dress up your Sackboy.

Obviously your next question is: when can I get my hands on this greatness? Well friends, here's the catch – you'll have to wait until tomorrow. I know it must seem like an eternity to some, but if you factor in eating and a good night's sleep, you are looking at a little over 16 hours of wait time.

Then of course if you consider school/work you're practically down to 8 hours; and take into account commuting and you are down to 5 hours; and let's not forget those 5 hours you spend daydreaming about Hot Shots Golf and clicking through YouTube. So you see, if you factor in all those events, the download is but a few minutes away!

Once today has whizzed on by, you'll...
 
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