I posted this on the European forums, but thought I'd share with you guys too!
The launch of the PlayStation Vita is so close now, you can almost smell it!! Coming on launch day is the latest instalment of Hot Shots Golf!
To get you lot as excited as I am for the new title, I'll be bringing you information about the upcoming release as and when I get it!
Height: 158 cm
Weight 46 kg
Like: Her Big Brother
Born in Japan, Faces every challenge with an infectious smile. Her open, playful nature won her many a fan. An active girl, she likes all sorts of sport and outdoor fun
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Though he may seem a bit aloof or bored, he sticks by his friends and is always helpful to others. He'll complain about anything he finds annoying, but never misses golf practise! Once he's into his game, he really gets going!
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Half-French, half-Japanese, this polite girl from an old family grew up studying ballet and flower arranging. She's an increadiblyhard worker who never skimps on practise. Nothing beats the feel of a round well played for her.
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Born in Singapore, his passions include film and golf. He worked for a leading corperation before leaving to persue dreams of acting. His debut film was 'Kung Fu Golf' He took up golf as a way of bonding with clients, but stayed with it, even after leaving.
Height: 140 cm
Born in Hawaii. She was given a set of clubs as a birthday present from her father and hasn't put them down since. Childlike but seemingly composed, her emotions tend to spill out on the links, occasionally in unsportswomanlike language...
Height: 170 cm
Like: Being No. 1
A famous Mexican pro-wrestling villain. A special appearance on a TV golf show saw him expressing outrage. Viewers loved it. He's a showoff who's all about looking out for number one.. Or ersona. Rumour has it he's actually a nice guy.
Height: 180 cm
Like: Driving contests
The child of a golfer and caddy pair that rocked the Aussie golf world in their day. A gifted athelete from childhood, she has won several tournaments. As the top powerhouse in women's golf, her motto is 'hit it far' - just another example of the simple, open personality fans love.
Height: 195 cm
Weight: 73 Kg
Like: His bandmates
Born in Scotland, and said to be amongst the UK's top 5 guitarists. You might wonder where golf fits into that, but he claims there's no musical muse like a perfect impact. He tends to lose sight of everything else when focused, and can seem a little eccentric...
Height: 172 cm
Though a dealer at a world-class casino resort by trade, many also seek her out for private golf lessons. Gifted with lucky streak a mile wide, she always seals the deal when the stakes are highest. She's far more of a go-getter than her appearance suggests.
Height: 210 cm
Weight: 123 kg
Like: Wife and daughter
Dislike: Daughter's boyfriend
Canada's top driving contest champion. He casts control to the wind in favour of unparalleled power. Loud in both words and actions, he's also surprisingly quick to cry at moving moments. His wife and daughter are his pride and joy.
Legacy of Golf Links
So, this is the screen that greets you when you start Everybody's Golf. I'll run through quickly on what you can find under each section!
This is where a majority of the game is unlocked, you are awarded points on a scale depending on where you finish, so finishing first will always achieve the biggest reward! In the top image you will notice stars and crowns, a star shows that you have finished first, a crown denotes you have won and achieved a pre-set objective for that challenge, so for example, the crown requirements for challenge 1-1 is to win with over 2000 points. Earning crowns gain bonus points and after collecting a few, will unlock characters in new outfits.
Points are increadibly important as this is used for currency in the shop!
You also unlock new shop items like new clubs/balls/ outfits etc by playing this mode.
Want to know the crown conditions for all the challenges? Check the spoiler below (Courtesy of minigol.shihiko.net!)
After being unlocked in Challenge Mode, you are free to play the courses as you wish in Stroke Mode to try and beat you personal bests!
In training mode, you are free to get some practise in on the links! You are able to change all manner of aspects, like weather, tee positions etc. You can also retake shots which is great for perfecting your pitching skills!
Here you can set up private multiplayer games using an ad-hoc connection. The first option available to you is to create a room!
Here is where you set up the rules and regulations for your game room, there is plenty of things you can customise here, especially in the EG rules section! You can be as nasty or as nice as you feel here!
Once you are happy with your room, you click on create in the top righthand corner and your room will launch! You then are taken to the character select menu and players can join your game, depending on how you set up your room!
Coming when servers have been switched on in Europe!
This is where you can customise your unlocked characters and online lobby character!
Here is where you can dress up the main characters in the game, be it a new colour scheme or a complete new outfit (these are unlocked in the in-game store)
Edit Lobby Char
Those familiar with Everybody's Golf: World Tour will know all about the online lobby character! This is the avatar you use in the online lobbies! Again, parts to personalise your character are available in the ingame store
Goodies! and lots of them, this is where you pick up all the bits and pieces to make yourself a better golfer, from improved balls/clubs to course unlocks (for stroke/multiplayer) you can find it in here along with things like concept art and soundtracks!
Just bought a movie or some brand new concept artin the shop? This is where you can view your hard earned stuff!
From the character customisation menu, you have the option to bring the players from the game into the real world!
From what I hear this game is addictive on the Vita. Elixor was saying the other day that Hot Shots Golf along with Modnation Racers Road Trip are his favorite Vita titles so far.
I bought the game off of PSN a little while ago, but it didn't come with an Online Pass. When i searched up the Hot Shots Golf Online Pass it shows the little red icon showing that I downloaded it already, so I'm hoping it comes preinstalled in the digital version.
Edit: Nevermind I figured it out. The online pass is in my services list for my PSN account.