We now know a bit more about the new Hot Shots Golf.
Details on New Hot Shots Golf (working title) have been released through the PlayStation Blog. The title will include some new features, including a “robust” online experience, and the ability to travel on the game’s courses freely. Rather than unlocking characters as you progress through the game like in previous titles, you create your own character, and level them up through gameplay.
Online play will include missions and cooperative play, along with matches and tournaments. A new team-based mode shown at the PlayStation Experience tasked players to work together to get through as many holes as possible within a time limit. You will also see other players “going about their business” as well.
Rather than being transported hole to hole, players will be able to roam the course by either foot or cart. It was mentioned that you can stop by a pond to catch fish, meaning players may have more to do in New Hot Shots Golf than just golfing. It has not been announced if there will be a feature that will let you go to your next shot immediately.
New Hot Shots Golf will release in Japan sometime next year. No North American release date has been given at this time.