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Planet Minigolf Coming Exclusively to PSN

Zsolt Kigyossy's Avatar + Posted by Zsolt Kigyossy on Oct 14, 2009 // Managing Director, Zen Studios

Grab your clubs and get ready to tee off! I am thrilled to announce that ZEN Studios is applying the same battle-tested ball physics engine from the acclaimed ZEN Pinball to bring you the PlayStation Network exclusive Planet Minigolf. What does that mean for you? Expect an exciting new standard in golf action combining stunning 3D graphics and smart play with true-to-life physics, including precisely calculated ball dynamics.

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Aspiring to be the best all-around golf experience, we’ve built in a deep single-player campaign that transports players to several exhilarating courses around the world and comes loaded with six customizable characters, remarkable cartoon-style visuals and a daunting 144 unique holes packed with a variety of hazards and interactive objects.

In addition to the single player campaign, we have also included a full suite of multiplayer options – from a local hotseat mode to regular weekly tournaments and worldwide competitions where players can battle it out to see whose nation reigns supreme.

That’s all for now, but we’ll have more exciting news hitting over the next couple of weeks – including a more in depth look at the games online and customizable features.

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+ DarkAkatosh on October 14th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

Zsolt, you never cease to amaze me. Could be a day 1 purchase.


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+ Bildo818 on October 14th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

Sounds promising!!


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+ T3mpr1x on October 14th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

Good to hear about local multiplayer, that’s a feature commonly missing on new games these days!


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+ daascender on October 14th, 2009 at 12:06 pm said:

yep, sounds kool


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on October 14th, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

this sounds fun..im not really into golf but im a HUGE FAN of MINI GOLF..lol..IF the graphics a re creative and fun AND it has off AND ONLINE multiplayer AND the price is RIGHT..I WILL GET IT!


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+ DaRkS1LeNc3 on October 14th, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

interesting. :)


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+ On_lineSoldier on October 14th, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

Yah, this is what I bought by PS3 for..


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on October 14th, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

ok I JUST READ the ENTIRE article..and ITS A MUST HAVE FOR ME..LMAO..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ZEN..YOU HAVE MY SUPPORT :p


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+ WestCoastR3DUBZ on October 14th, 2009 at 12:10 pm said:

Alright sony i see you!!


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+ drivebyknockout on October 14th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

this looks kind of stupid. I’ll stick to Tiger Woods 2010


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+ xaos on October 14th, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

“Ball physics” may need to become my new catchphrase :P

Seriously, enjoyed the pinball and haven’t played minigolf in ages, so I think you can count on a sale here.


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+ SPOPS on October 14th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

Sounds cool, but would like to see a video…


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+ The_Wacker on October 14th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

How do the trophies look for this game?


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+ betahoven on October 14th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

I think this was previously called Alien Sports Minigolf right? I heard about it somewhere ages ago, not sure where now. Thought it must have been canned.


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+ backbreaker65 on October 14th, 2009 at 12:22 pm said:

Huge question if you’re answering. Will you patch this game to use the playstation motion wand controller when its released? If you do so, you can bet your bottom dollar you have a plus one sale.


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+ JetSetFuture on October 14th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

Looking forward to this, especially if it’s designed with the same high quality as your pinball games.


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+ redtailman on October 14th, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

how much is this going to cost?


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+ emjayx on October 14th, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

How many players for multi-player offline can play?


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+ Gorvi on October 14th, 2009 at 12:31 pm said:

That just sounds great. Is this going to be a Q4 release or will it be next year?


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+ station3fever on October 14th, 2009 at 12:31 pm said:

darn you hit my golf soft spot :)


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+ oor1can on October 14th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

Awesome Cant wait! Love some Zen Pinball! If this has the same level of polish and visuals I’m all over it day one!!!!


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on October 14th, 2009 at 12:36 pm said:

some screenshots please :)


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+ mister1337 on October 14th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

Lame. How about dissidia, that isn’t lame you know whatelse it isn’t? On PSN.


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+ MakasuUS on October 14th, 2009 at 12:42 pm said:

Interesting… a screenshot would be nice :)


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+ jqtaxpayer on October 14th, 2009 at 12:53 pm said:

I’ve been waiting for a good mini-golf game for a long time, but disappointment after disappointment has imparted me with the knowledge that I shouldn’t get my hopes up.

Still, with ZEN Studios behind the wheel… but no, no, no… learn from history, JQ.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on October 14th, 2009 at 12:53 pm said:

Yep…same question as 15….any idea if you’ll be able to incorporate the Sony ‘Sphere’ tech?

I was hoping that HSG would bring thier minigolf over but this’ll be here first and may get my $.


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+ acerazer1 on October 14th, 2009 at 12:58 pm said:

Sounds awesome!

At one time my classmates nominated me as “most likely to become a professional mini golfer.”


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+ OldKai on October 14th, 2009 at 12:59 pm said:

Could be good. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll ask #10 for pics/videos since he already know it looks stupid.


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+ tylerdurden30 on October 14th, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

Will this be available for the PSP also? I would love to play me some mini golf.


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+ DTXSFC on October 14th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

Can’t wait for some screen shots and video on this title.


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+ DaWolf619 on October 14th, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

Date and Price?


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+ starBlinky01 on October 14th, 2009 at 1:25 pm said:

I love mini golf man. I wish you would have included pictures or a video :( :( :( :(


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+ TheBrain76 on October 14th, 2009 at 1:30 pm said:

Looking forward to this! Zen pinball wasn’t my cup of tea, but was still a great pinball game. If you can put a minigolf game that’s that solid this should be a Day 1 purchase for me.


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+ LUGIEZ on October 14th, 2009 at 1:33 pm said:

yes.. maybe this will help me out of my tiger woods 10 depression.


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+ TailsTheCat on October 14th, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

Mini-golf is not Pinball.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on October 14th, 2009 at 1:44 pm said:

yeah a video wouldve bin GREAT but a due date would’ve been FANTASTIC! ;p


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+ kdiep on October 14th, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

Just curious, did you guys experiment with the motion sensing (Sixaxis) at all? It would sound like it could work but I’m no developer.


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+ kdiep on October 14th, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

Just curious, did you guys experiment with the SIXAXIS controls at all? Or maybe even the new motion controller.

I could see it working on a minigolf game.


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+ mrGramps on October 14th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

Sounds good. I’ll be looking forward to trying it out


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+ mrGramps on October 14th, 2009 at 2:05 pm said:

Sounds good. I’ll be looking forward to trying it out.


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+ NevilleTheGame on October 14th, 2009 at 2:05 pm said:

what about custom soundtracks, create a player and 4 player split screen play?


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+ perrandy on October 14th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

ok this sounds interesting but i would want to know how much will it cost? and also how the game is going to look like? hope to see some screens soon


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+ MixPix72 on October 14th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

timed? or a true exclusive?


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+ GuerrillaWar on October 14th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

I’d like a Hot Shots Golf on PSN.


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+ vegasbosko on October 14th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

This is awesome news. I’ve been waiting for a cool mini golf game.


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+ Metellica505 on October 14th, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

Nioce i’ve been waiting my whole life for a psn mini golf game


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+ Android66 on October 14th, 2009 at 3:19 pm said:

Cool! I’m hopeful, as there hasn’t been a decent console mini-golf game IMO. Hot Shots Golf doesn’t have crazy hole designs (anthill, windmill, loop-de-loops, brightly colored carpets, rubber mats, concrete barriers, etc.). That Xbox Live mini-golf– 3D Ultra mini-gold– had awful course designs and tried to be too realistic with their fantasy elements.

Can you add the option to listen to our own music tracks off the hard drive– but played through a scratchy speaker just like the ones mini-golf courses used to have?


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+ DrBingogh on October 14th, 2009 at 3:25 pm said:

I’m curious, looks good.


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+ TheManick on October 14th, 2009 at 3:28 pm said:

I’m a sucker for mini golf, will be getting this


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+ Xoonaka on October 14th, 2009 at 3:49 pm said:

I support Minigolf games, and I have hopes this one is good. Too many of them turn out horrible, though, so I may have to reserve judgment.

Customizable characters doesn’t seem like a huge draw to me, I’d rather have a course editor and more interactive environments. And of course, the true staple of any good minigolf (including Real life) is that every hole allows for a possible hole in one (no matter the difficulty of said shot).

Anyway, looking forward to seeing more.


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