Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 for PSP announced

Yes! I was already having a golfgasm over Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for PS3, and then Sony comes along and annouces a sequel to one of my favorite portable games of all time.

Today Sony has announced that Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 is coming to the PlayStation Portable. This new title from golf masters Clap Hanz brings us six new courses and 12 more crazy characters (24 total) for more golfing on the go. There’s plenty of gameplay modes to go around, including tournament, versus, stroke, match play, challenge, training, and even a hole-in-one contest.

The most notable addition is online multiplayer: up to 16 players can battle it out over the internet, and two can go head-to-head ad hoc. 

The title is set to release this June. Check out the gallery of screenshots below.

They had me at portable golf tournaments. What about you? Did you like the first Open Tee? Are you ready for a sequel? 

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee® 2, available exclusively for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable).  Developed by Clap Hanz, in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studio, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 takes the multi-million unit-selling Hot Shots Golf® franchise and prepares to deliver another stellar portable golf experience to PSP.
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 features beautiful new courses and wacky characters, along with hundreds of customization options including clothes, accessories, and equipment.  Additionally, the game brings a wide range of exciting multiplayer options including 16-player online tournaments and ad hoc capability for one-on-one or Stroke Mode challenges.
      “The Hot Shots Golf franchise has been a perennial winner over the years for PlayStation®, and we are very excited to bring the game’s quirky golf experience back to PSP,” said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA.  “With greater online capabilities, challenging new courses, and a variety of gameplay modes,
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 is a stimulating portable experience that delivers all the charm and fun the Hot Shots Golf series has to offer.”
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SCEA – Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 Coming to North America on PSP
      In addition to brilliant graphics, colorful characters, dramatic camera angles, and realistic golf physics that fans of the series have come to love, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 features a variety of gameplay modes to satisfy even the most hardcore golfer.  Players will have the opportunity to golf on 12 breathtaking courses across tropical islands, vast desert plains, snow-capped mountains, and oceanfront views.
      Internet play is available to allow players the opportunity to challenge other Hot Shots across the globe in tournaments of up to 16 players.  Additionally, players can tee-off locally with up to eight others via Match Play or go head-to-head in Ad Hoc mode.  In single player, fans can engage in Stroke Play mode, offering traditional golf on any available course, as well as Challenge Mode, giving players the opportunity to compete in a regular season filled with tournaments and the ability to unlock various characters and items throughout the game.  To improve individual skills, players can access a Training mode to perfect every drive, pitch, and putt before the real challenge.  Additionally, a fun and challenging Hole-in-One mini-game is available to test each player’s shot-making prowess and enhance their character’s overall accuracy.
      Character customization includes more than 320 options to personalize characters with a variety of items including clothing, hairstyles, clubs, accessories, and more.  Players can also utilize special combinations of clothing and accessories to provide a unique boost to character attributes as well as overall fashion style.  Successfully conquering challenges in the game will allow players to further upgrade equipment, allowing for more accurate shots, longer drives, and impeccable control.   


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