New Hot Shots Golf Out Today – What’s Next?

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Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
Hey guys, it’s been a while since the last Hot Shots Update … we’ve been a bit swamped here what with the endless hours we play… I mean work… on Hot Shots Golf; however, the timeless idiom is indeed true: all good things must come to an end.

Well for us at least.

And now, we’re officially done with the production side (in a way) of things, and the past few year’s worth of blood, sweat, and tears has finally come to fruition: Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is officially available nationwide, at retail outlets near you.

I know we’ve been kinda quiet, and the questions have been building up; however, lest you think that we’re all fun and games (well we are in a way) – we’ve been hard at work, like for example hosting various online tournaments both in person and virtually online… and you can check out some of the results here, here, and here.

Right, moving on: “so what’s next Chris?” you might ask. To that I’ll answer “DLC” – as in Downloadable Content… of which we’ll have plenty of, and not just extra characters or new outfits… but actual new game modes, which brings me back to the first paragraph: our work is not finished yet.

What can you expect? You’ll just have to wait and see… but it’s really going to put the “Go” in Golf (is that cryptic enough for you?); it’ll knock you down and under; it’ll make you feel like you’re a small speck on a giant planet… anyways, I could go on and on with cryptic clues – but I won’t. Just be ready for an update from yours truly to unveil some of the cool things we’ll be offering in our downloadable content department.

While you wait for these great goodies to come by, you can spend your days (weeks, nights, months) building up your character’s loyalty and pinning them against the best players (worldwide) in the new Real Tournament online mode. If you’re up for a little friendly match, jump in to the lobby and kick start a quick 8-player match. Just in the mood to hang? Drop into any of the lobbies available and strike up a conversation with players from all over the world… just make sure you sharpen up your international etiquette beforehand, oui?

And please don’t forget the coolest gameplay addition we’ve brought and that is the new Advanced Shot mechanic. We didn’t make the game look this good so you could go through an entire round staring at a power meter! Plus, this system makes the game just that more challenging, so gaming and golf fans alike will really appreciate the nuances the shot system offers. We love it here…we hope you do too.

Oh, and so do the critics. Check out these rave reviews from IGN, G4TV, GameZone, Gametap, and Cheat Code Central.

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  • Previous versions of HotShots Golf allowed the user to choose which characters to unlock. HSG5 does not seem to have that option. How do I unlock characters? I thought challenge mode unlocked characters but I’m only getting access to the introductory characters.

  • You unlock them by beating them, once you have enough experience in an area you can challenge them. There are also 3 Characters that unlock at random by the cards you select at the end of the match.

  • @Spazbiohaz (re: censorship)

    Are you meaning the stupid looking spandex shorts all the girls are wearing under their kilts? Yes, its really stupid looking. My wife even finds it distractingly silly.

    Anyone want to swap for the Japanese version?

  • hey chris,jeff or any one of the developers, when are we going to get ratchet and clank,jax and daxter,and drake from uncharted as playable characters? you had ratchet and jax on your other game you have to bring them back pleeeeease. and even had drake this time, so can we expect any of these characters as downloadable content? id pay for it and im sure almost everyone with this game would too.

  • I use a 16:10 monitor to play PS3 games, and when in 720p mode it cuts a considerable amount off the edges of the screen. This is pretty frustrating at times since there is some important info on the edges of the screen that is cut. Most games have an option to resize the screen, but Hot Shots does not (that I’ve found). Is there a possibility we could get this patched in at some point? Other than that, this is an awesome game and I am having tons of fun playing it!

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