Developed By: Clap Hanz
Published By: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Sports Action
Number of Players: 1-4
Online: Yes (up to 50 player tournaments)
Release Date: March 18th, 2008
Developed by Clap Hanz, in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studio, Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds takes the multi-million unit-selling Hot Shots Golf franchise and tees off on PS3 for the first time. As the latest entry in this unique golf series, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds maintains its signature over-the-top visuals and realistic golf physics while adding larger and more detailed courses, more extensive multiplayer options including 50 player tournaments, and an advanced shot mechanic that requires players to carefully monitor the swing motion of each character.
Available post launch, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds will offer consumers a host of downloadable content, including access to match and stroke play modes.
Additionally, new courses and characters will become available for purchase over the coming months.
"Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds truly offers a golf experience for everyone, striking a balance between the wacky Hot Shots universe and realistic golfing action that can only be delivered on PS3," said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. "From its intuitive controls, to brilliant graphics, to robust online functionality, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds delivers the most entertaining and quirky golf gaming experience available."
In this brand new chapter of the Hot Shots Golf franchise, gamers have the opportunity to compete with others around the world by participating in sprawling multiplayer Real Tournaments boasting up to 50 players per round. Golfers looking for a more intimate match can engage in online New Real Format, where up to eight players can compete for the top spot. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds also offers a brand new online lobby where fellow golfers can create customized avatars with more than 300 different options while chatting with each other before joining a game. Best of all, with the real-time stat tracking system, online golfers can see how they measure up with other Hot Shot golfers around the world.
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds delivers new courses that take the virtual greens to beautiful and dramatic locations throughout the world including links along the coast, in the woods, through mountain ranges, and in the African savannah. Each 18 hole configuration showcases pitch-and-putt par threes all the way to challenging par five holes, and the courses are expanded and customized to offer larger playable environments, allowing clever golfers to utilize the entire course and neighboring fairways when strategically placing follow up shots. Additionally, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds unveils an Advanced Shot system that requires players to focus on their character's motions rather than a power meter. The Advanced Shot mechanic provides a more realistic experience, as players must monitor both takeaway and impact zone while taking into account distance, club selection, ball lie, and weather.
True to the spirit of the Hot Shots Golf franchise, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds features 15 playable characters and six caddies, each sporting their own distinct look and personality. Each character can be customized in a variety of clothing options while gamers will monitor a range of player attributes including power, control, and accuracy. Also, single-player modes such as Challenge, Stroke, and Training, along with multi-player modes such as Tournament and Match Play, are available to create a more diverse golfing experience each time players hit the links.
Nickname: The Free Spirit
Weight: 101 lbs.
Favorites: Sweets; Beans
Jasmine's Bio: The star of Hot Shots Golf. Always daddy's girl, as a child she spent weekends with him practicing on the range, which is where she picked up her love of the game. Jasmine is now in the golfing club at school, and practices night and day. Her goal is to one day beat her Daddy's score.
Nickname: Natural Stylings
Weight: 115 lbs.
Favorites: Collectible toys; Dentists
Nick's Bio: Nick's love for the game started after watching a certain young golf player battling it out on TV. Nick might not be strong but he makes it up in intelligence and a keen ability to read the course. One day he'll have a great professional future… and perhaps play against his childhood hero and inspiration: Pro Golfer Maruyama!
Nickname: Classic Beauty
Weight: 90 lbs.
Favorites: Style; Big dogs
Sophie's Bio: Sophie is the daughter of a famous family of impeccable pedigree. She became interested in the game at a very young age, thanks to the course that adorned the grounds of her family's estate. Sophie has surprising power and strength for her size. When she's scoring well, she is the perfect lady, but be careful when things stop going her way - her sulks can be titanic!
Nickname: Newb with a Future
Weight: 80 lbs.
Favorites: Violin; Curry
Bjorn's Bio: A shy young golfer whose drives are nothing to boast about, but his ball control is second to none. Full of youth and enthusiasm, he never lets his mistakes discourage him. In fact, it makes him even more determined! Even when his game isn't going well, he'll compliment his fellow golfers on their good plays - a rare trait for one so young in the cutthroat world of pro golf!
Nickname: Action Film Star
Weight: 108 lbs.
Favorites: Baths; Dirt
Sasha's Bio: As a famous action film star, Sasha spends most days dodging bullets and leaping from exploding buildings, but on the days she's off the set she's on the links perfecting her game. As a natural athlete (she does all her own stunts!) she's taken to golf quite easily…so much so that she's started to neglect her acting for golfing!
Nickname: Corporate Warrior
Weight: 172 lbs.
Favorites: Work; Traffic
Fernando's Bio: This high flying global corporate warrior has an unbridled passion for golf. He is proud that most of his business projects have turned to gold - except for his initial business forays working for Mr. Suzuki. Fernando is always on the job 24-7, and his mobile phone never leaves his side. Not to be fooled -- Fernando is also a good family man who always has them uppermost in his mind.
Nickname: Avid Big-Swinger
Weight: 115 lbs.
Favorites: Chili; Loitering
Sonia's Bio: Sonia's passionate expression, lithe and powerful movements have put her at the top of the dancing world. She brings the same athleticism and intensity to her golf game, and can drive the ball with the best of them. Though she usually seems unruffled, her tantrums are legendary and unpredictable. What kind of performance will she put in on the greens today?
Nickname: Global Jet Setter
Weight: 150 lbs.
Favorites: Travel; Snakes
Felipe's Bio: He's the typical Hollywood son: obscenely wealthy, completely spoiled and eternally fleeting. The only thing constant in Felipe's life is his love for golf; in fact, if you look at all his travels you'll see that every destination has a luscious golf course near it. His constant time on the links have turned him into a formidable player, and sadly also a terrible show-off.
Nickname: Downtown Golfer
Weight: 165 lbs.
Favorites: Dance; Study
Bloom's Bio: Bloom started off as a street performer, showing off a mix of capoeira moves and Brazilian samba. To make ends meet, he'd work at the local golf course, and oddly enough, the same course Sasha plays at! They met and quickly became great friends: she would teach him about golf and he would teach her fancy moves for her movies! He's now skilled in the art of dancing, fighting and putting!
Nickname: The L.A. Express
Weight: 265 lbs.
Favorites: Fans; Scandal
L.J.'s Bio: A hero to kids all over, this American sports legend plays baseball in the summer and football in the winter and now his new challenge is to become a golf master! Although he still has plenty to learn, his awesome power puts him level with the pros. Sure he might look fierce on the course (and he's got quite a tongue!) but he's yet to turn down an autograph request.
Nickname: Mysterious Foreigner
Favorites: Quiet; Questions
Kate's Bio: A woman cloaked in mystery and a past as dark as her eyes, very little is known about this smoldering beauty. Every time Kate heads out, the gallery is in awe. Her opponents are unnerved by the friendly praise that belies her icy demeanor, wondering if something dangerous is lurking behind her enigmatic smile...
Nickname: Silent Howl
Weight: 163 lbs.
Favorites: Fashion; Pollution
Dino's Bio: Dino is yet another formidable golfer with a mysterious past. It's said he was once the main star on the pro-tour and he gave all his prize winnings to various environmental causes. Dino is very mild-mannered and quiet and allows his meticulous style do all of the talking: a haute couture hole-in-one.
Nickname: Gorgeous Queen
Favorites: Gems; Veggies
Anya's Bio: What can you say about Anya, except that she is gorgeous? A major financial player and the wife of an oil baron, she enhanced her natural golfing talent with a small army of coaches. She makes a splash on the course with her stunning coordinated outfits, and her regal bearing has earned her the nickname, "gorgeous queen".
Nickname: Hot Shot Fave
Weight: 126 lbs.
Favorites: Gags; Quotas
Suzuki's Bio: Suzuki is the chairman of the Hot Shots Golf Association. Originally just a Wall Street peon, Suzuki has somehow risen through the ranks to become the face of the Hot Shots Golf franchise. Suzuki is always ready with a joke or prank, and loves to pick up new gags from TV sitcoms. Old jokes, new jokes - he loves them all, and now he's back, funnier than ever!
Nickname: Super-Pro Golfer
Weight: 159 lbs.
S. Maruyama's Bio: The world-famous pro golfer, Shigeki Maruyama. A favorite of the gallery, his easy-going and cheerful demeanor hides a tough competitive streak. Though he may play the joker, when it comes to golf, he is all business. A true gentleman of the sport, Maruyama is ready to join the Hot Shots Golf Challenge and set world records again!
Weight: 106 lbs.
Favorites: Gym; Coffee
Hannah's Bio: Hannah is an energetic, high- spirited caddy. She's the kind of girl who worries more about others than herself making her fabulous at providing the right support her golfing clients need. If only she had the strength to hoist a golf bag without staggering under the load, she'd be the perfect caddy!
Weight: 106 lbs.
Favorites: Drawing; Cities
Bonnie's Bio: A sweet-hearted girl with bright eyes and pigtails, Bonnie is well known for her enthusiastic support and many golfers find their nerves soothed by her melodious voice. Who knows - maybe hiring her as a caddy can improve your handicap?
Weight: 110 lbs.
Favorites: Shops; Worms
Rina's Bio: No reason to hide it, Rina is a favorite Hot Shot caddy. Her cool low-key style is a welcome trait, specifically during tense moments. Unfortunately, Rina really HATES insects: it's all over when a bee comes buzzing around. Bug spasms and all, it's still hard for her to fit you in her busy schedule!
Weight: 143 lbs.
Eva's Bio: A former pro golfer, the striking, 5'10" tall Eva is a reliable,
confidence-inspiring presence on the course. Blunt-spoken but cheerful, she likes to make people feel good about themselves and put them at ease. On the days she's not working, she likes to prepare succulent Argentinean-styled barbecue for the staff.
Weight: 183 lbs.
Favorites: Jokes; Pipes
Clark's Bio: A veteran caddy with 30 years of experience, Clark has worked in tournaments at all levels, even caddying for top tour winners. Though an excellent caddy, he's a bit theatrical, and loves to play the fool. He believes in keeping things fun and light, but when the game is on the line, he can provide the support a serious golfer needs.
Gamespy.com- 4/5 stars
Special thanks to:
L1 and L2- Select Gear
R1 and R2- Select Gear
Direction Pad or L3- Select item
Circle- Cancel/ Return to Previous Screen
L2- Change Drop Point Camera
L1- Choose Club
Direction Pad Up/Down- Move Camera Up/Down
Direction Pad Left/Right- Change Shot Direction
Triangle/ Circle- Move Camera Back/Forth
Square- Swap Shot Mode
X- Begin Shot
L3- Move Camera
Select- View Score Card
Start- View Full Course Diagram
Special Thanks to: Roughdawg4
This thread will be updated when news concerning HSG 5 is announced and you can use this thread to ask and answer questions concerning the game
Because while I was making this thread, something important came up so I just submitted it with the intentions of coming back and editing so I'd appreciate it if you would be patient. Besides, anyone is welcome to help out the thread and submit any information they find so if you have anything to contribute please post it here instead of spamming the thread. Thanks.
madden glitch wrote:
okay? Why didn't you do it when you first made the thread?
Thanks for the thread and appreciate all the folks that put the time into these! Glad that there is a place for HSG now! I just picked up the game at Wally World, in part, because of the links to the videos here that showed me some of the online play and such. Looks like a fun game that even the wife might be interested in because it can be as simple as X, X, and X....away goes the ball! Simple for her!
Fixed. I hope red is OK.
madden glitch wrote:
eagle- You have to change the text color to a color other than white. For White Forum skin users we can't read it without highlighting it. thanks.