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Mmmkay
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(04-25-2007, 04:56 PM)
Some of the info is covered in the Weekly Famitsu thread, but not all the info has been translated and they've now put it all up on Famitsu's website, so we may as well have a thread on it anyway.

(very loosely interpreted info, I may miss something so a proper translation would be nice :))

http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/200...70936,0,0.html
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/200...70935,0,0.html
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/200...70933,0,0.html
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/200...70932,0,0.html
- July 26th
- Up to 8 players per hole
- Because your avatar will be on the hole, you can distract opponents taking their shots (Sounds like a griefing recipe for disaster :/ )
- Lobby size 50 people
- Online stuff largely based on Mingol Online
- Shigeki Maruyama playable as a golfer and as a caddy
- 6 Courses







(If you thought virtual characters looked freakish in HSG5, just see the one they modelled on a pro golfer)




They only announced 3 of the 6 courses so far:
Iris Field Country Club (from the demo)




Chiyu(?) and others Sea Golf Resort




Great Safari Country Club




1UP also have an article about the Famitsu magazine details:
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3158978

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has revealed some details on the online features of Hot Shots Golf 5 for the PS3.

The online lobby will hold up to 50 players, and each player can customize their avatars from a set of characters and items such as golf clothing and gears. The online service will be available free of charge from day one of its release in Japan.

According to producer Daisaku Ikejiri, the number of playable characters and courses will be closer to that of Hot Shots Golf 3. There will only be 14 playable characters in Hot Shots Golf 5, including Japanese professional golfer Shigeki Maruyama. It is not yet known if the same characters will feature in the North American version of the game, but considering the previous releases, we may expect to see some changes.

Hot Shot Golf 5 for the PlayStation 3 is scheduled for a July 26 release in Japan. A North American release date is yet to be announced.

neojubei
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(04-25-2007, 04:59 PM)
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afrika returns
Doom_Bringer
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(04-25-2007, 05:01 PM)
Full scans



Goldrusher
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(04-25-2007, 05:05 PM)
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Great looking game, fun to play. What more do you want ?
Bad_Boy
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(04-25-2007, 05:05 PM)
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Awesome info/pics. Any word on a US release date? I'd like to wait for that version for english menu's and NA online.
LJ11
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(04-25-2007, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bad_Boy

Awesome info/pics. Any word on a US release date? I'd like to wait for that version for english menu's and NA online.

Same. I'm tempted to import though.
tribal24
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(04-25-2007, 05:08 PM)
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they tied it with afrika>.> this better have home features>.>
mckmas8808
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(04-25-2007, 05:09 PM)
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Seems like it should be a hit.
Diablohead
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(04-25-2007, 05:09 PM)
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I don't think I have ever seen a golf game with everyone playing at the same time like that, it's going to be interesting.
Doom_Bringer
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(04-25-2007, 05:10 PM)
the only bad thing about the demo were jaggies right? I hope they added some AA
Jim
(04-25-2007, 05:10 PM)
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Game of the Year! <3
Man do I love the series!
I3rand0
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(04-25-2007, 05:11 PM)
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Cant wait for this game please don't change anything SCEA.
Kintaro
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(04-25-2007, 05:12 PM)
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I can't ****in wait till this game comes out here. :D Demo is still so much fun.
Doom_Bringer
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(04-25-2007, 05:13 PM)

Originally Posted by I3rand0

Cant wait for this game please don't change anything SCEA.

I think they change the character design from looking Japanese to American. They have done in this in the past with this series.
reminder
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(04-25-2007, 05:14 PM)
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This looks so hot!

I love the demo and can't wait for this game. Especially after i read about the online mode. Sounds really awesome. :D
Smiles and Cries
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here's a worthy cause.
(04-25-2007, 05:14 PM)
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looks awesome :)
manzo
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(04-25-2007, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mmmkay

Iris Field Country Club (from the demo)

I read that as "Iron fisting Country Club".
jiggle
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(04-25-2007, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Doom_Bringer

I think they change the character design from looking Japanese to American. They have done in this in the past with this series.


Not with the PSP version

and it better stay that way :/
Bebpo
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(04-25-2007, 05:15 PM)
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Can anyone post the original pic of this course:




From E3/TGS with the guy in dreadlocks hitting on it.
I3rand0
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(04-25-2007, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Doom_Bringer

I think they change the character design from looking Japanese to American. They have done in this in the past with this series.

I know and I hate it. HSG 1 is still the best in the series.
ram
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(04-25-2007, 05:15 PM)
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after that, claphandz should do a hot shots tennis remake for ps3.
~Devil Trigger~
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(04-25-2007, 05:17 PM)
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not a fan of this ...Golf thing but

this one of the best looking PS3 games I've seen
Doom_Bringer
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(04-25-2007, 05:19 PM)

Originally Posted by ~Devil Trigger~

not a fan of this ...Golf thing but

these games are very arcady and fun. I am not a golf fan at all and I loved the PSP game. So much fun XD
Matix
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(04-25-2007, 05:19 PM)
Hots Shots is already an excellent franchise, so this will be a guaranteed classic.
kikonawa
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(04-25-2007, 05:19 PM)

Originally Posted by ~Devil Trigger~

not a fan of this ...Golf thing but

this one of the best looking PS3 games I've seen

in small pics yes, but if you played the demo, you will cut yourself looking to the jaggiz
Zoe
(04-25-2007, 05:21 PM)
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Wow, that lobby looks like Home.
SolidSnakex
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(04-25-2007, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bebpo

Can anyone post the original pic of this course:




From E3/TGS with the guy in dreadlocks hitting on it.

Emowii
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(04-25-2007, 05:23 PM)
I'm SO excited about this game. Two things have me worried though.

First, if they go and F up the character designs for NA i'm gonna be pissed. Hot Shots on the PSP got it right. Leave it that way.


Second, I hope they keep the game design similar to Hot Shots PSP, in that the characters can be built up over time, like an RPG. I hated how in the earlier games you had to eventually move on to a "better" character because each one had a limit to how good they could get.


IMO Hot Shots on the PSP is the best in the series so far, and I hope this PS3 version surpasses that.
Bebpo
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(04-25-2007, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

Thanks.

Man, they made such huge strides since then. Much props to the team.
Cdammen
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(04-25-2007, 05:28 PM)
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Lightning and textures = excellent :)
Beer Monkey
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(04-25-2007, 05:29 PM)
If they have foursomes with voice, I'm there.
kenta
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(04-25-2007, 05:30 PM)
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Dang seeing all those people on the green is so cool, this is going to rule
reminder
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(04-25-2007, 05:30 PM)
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Bigger screens: http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/...70425/golf.htm
Mmmkay
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(04-25-2007, 05:32 PM)
Game Watch article is now up - AKA billions of super compressed 720p images:

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/...70425/golf.htm




Kittonwy
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(04-25-2007, 05:33 PM)

Originally Posted by ~Devil Trigger~

not a fan of this ...Golf thing but

this one of the best looking PS3 games I've seen

The demo was AWESOME FUN. It's very easy to get into and it isn't a serious golf sim, very pick-up-and-play, it's going to be awesome onrine.
SolidSnakex
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(04-25-2007, 05:35 PM)
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Baron Aloha
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(04-25-2007, 05:37 PM)
Wow. Game looks excellent. HSG PSP was the first HSG game that I played and I absolutely loved it. I'll be buying this one on day 1.
Jim
(04-25-2007, 05:37 PM)
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Foliage is still too jaggy/shimmery as ****, but looks great all around. I won't love it any less...
Kittonwy
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(04-25-2007, 05:38 PM)

Originally Posted by Mmmkay

Some of the info is covered in the Weekly Famitsu thread, but not all the info has been translated and they've now put it all up on Famitsu's website, so we may as well have a thread on it anyway.

(very loosely interpreted info, I may miss something so a proper translation would be nice :))

- July 26th
- Up to 8 players per hole
- Because your avatar will be on the hole, you can distract opponents taking their shots (Sounds like a griefing recipe for disaster :/ )
- Lobby size 50 people
- Online stuff largely based on Mingol Online
- Shigeki Maruyama playable as a golfer and as a caddy
- 6 Courses

Nothing really worse than my "pedobear attackz rawr yo mom sez hi prepare to bee gaffed gb will pwnz j00" taunts in Resistance online.

Who is Shigeki Maruyama?
kamuid
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(04-25-2007, 05:38 PM)
new trailer
http://www.jp.playstation.com/movie/...4mv_mg5_pv.asx
Zoe
(04-25-2007, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mmmkay

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/...70425/golf.htm

Looks like they've extended the demo until 6/30.
Doel
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(04-25-2007, 05:39 PM)
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Voice chat PLEASE. Doing all this without voice chat support would be horrendous.
kaching
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(04-25-2007, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Emowii

Second, I hope they keep the game design similar to Hot Shots PSP, in that the characters can be built up over time, like an RPG. I hated how in the earlier games you had to eventually move on to a "better" character because each one had a limit to how good they could get.

Based on several of the menu screens shown in the watch impress article, it does look like it's setup basically the same as the PSP version.
painey
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(04-25-2007, 05:40 PM)
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looks fantastic, online especially. I just hope they add some AA because there didnt seem to be any in the PSN demo.
gofreak
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(04-25-2007, 05:41 PM)
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FWIW, one @ B3D says that chat is not allowed in-game (but it is in the lobbies..not sure if that's voice chat or not). That being the case, 'Distractions' might be predefined animations/actions you can prompt.

A preferable alternative might have been to allow voice chat with the option to disable it entirely if you did not want that distraction.
Pristine_Condition
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(04-25-2007, 05:41 PM)
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This is Awesome Cake, with WOW icing.

CurlySaysX
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(04-25-2007, 05:41 PM)
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pretty cool how kaz Herai is in there, I hope they include an unlockable phil harrison and ken character too.
SolidSnakex
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(04-25-2007, 05:42 PM)
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Direct download

http://cdn.jp.playstation.com/4m/mg5/4mv_mg5_pv.wmv
Jim
(04-25-2007, 05:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by gofreak

FWIW, one @ B3D says that chat is not allowed in-game (but it is in the lobbies..not sure if that's voice chat or not). That being the case, 'Distractions' might be predefined animations/actions you can prompt.

A preferable alternative might have been to allow voice chat with the option to disable it entirely if you did not want that distraction.

When playing online in the Vs. mode in HSG Fore (one on one), you could yell out some pre-set taunts (even while teeing off), and it never got that distracting. But with 7 other players.. we'll see.
jiggle
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(04-25-2007, 05:43 PM)
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All that's missing, so far, are some funky accessories :D

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