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Kratos to Swing the Clubs of Chaos in Hot Shots Golf

Chris Hinojosa-Miranda's Avatar Posted by Producer

Weather reports signal dark ominous clouds forming over Okinawa Golf Resort. Other strangeness reported: disemboweled elephants in the Great Safari, pillaged villages around the Euro Classics course and loitering Spartans around the great Oceania lobster.

Judgment day has come, all bow before the one known as Kratos!

HSG Kratos 03

Yes, all the rumors are true: Kratos, the one and only, has made his way to Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds… and he’s looking to claim his rightful seat as the God of Golf!

In all honesty, integrating Kratos into Hot Shots Golf was by far one of the best experiences, as we got to work closely with the God of War team and the casts of characters (voice over, animators, etc) that created Kratos in his original form.

HSG Kratos

If I had to pick one of the most fun parts, it would have to be our VO sessions and watching (listening?) T.C. Carson jump into the Kratos role in a completely new environment… trust me, there were plenty of eye-watering-side-splitting laughs that day…

HSG Kratos

But aside from VO, the Clap Hanz team paid a great deal of attention to all of Kratos’ characteristics when animating him and hi chain-drivers.

HSG Kratos 06

So starting this Thursday, Kratos will make his way down to your local PS3 via download. You can take him out to a nice single player round offline and once you’ve mastered his technique, give it a go online against all the puny mortals that dare defy you.

– ChrisHM

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JordanBlack68 said:

August 20th, 2:51 pm

Very nice

titusf said:

August 20th, 2:52 pm

Ha ha! I just love it! :)

pinoydude209 said:

August 20th, 2:52 pm

wow, just wow

Codeman420 said:

August 20th, 2:52 pm

LOL AWESOME. looks like it sould play well in the game.

misteroy said:

August 20th, 2:52 pm

THIS…IS…MADNESS ! THERE WILL BE CHAOS !

thank you !

Marceles said:

August 20th, 2:52 pm

lol nice

T_Tokyo said:

August 20th, 2:53 pm

OMG….R U SERIOUS, LMAO

Dark_Vincent said:

August 20th, 2:54 pm

Ok you convinced me. Must buy HSG5 for sure

ftwrthtx said:

August 20th, 2:56 pm

LOL

That’s just silly (but looks cool).

NickDude said:

August 20th, 2:56 pm

‘From this thursday’

So it will be $0.99 right?

And will this be on the UK store on thurs as well.

PS: Do a Clank one :)

darkiewonder said:

August 20th, 2:56 pm

So random yet so perfect xD thanks for this! I can’t wait to see what his poses are!

stennex said:

August 20th, 2:56 pm

Ok so you guys pimped Kratos to Hot Shots golf and everybody gets excited. How about pimping him to SCIV and Warhawk to living things up. LOL.

TheHater said:

August 20th, 2:56 pm

Hot shot golf here I come

NewYork214 said:

August 20th, 2:57 pm

lol thats cool.

GeminiBoy said:

August 20th, 2:57 pm

THIS
IS
SICK! :-)

Cant Wait!!!!!

Stoffinator said:

August 20th, 2:57 pm

lol thats funny. :-p But very cool. Kratos is PS dark mascot.

001 said:

August 20th, 2:58 pm

Lmao nice. Playstation franchises are starting to show up in each others games. Now all I need is an Elena Fisher MGS4 face camo and I’m set.

Razgriz1Ace said:

August 20th, 2:59 pm

thats great i might end up picking up the game now :P

titusf said:

August 20th, 3:00 pm

I have an idea! What about Kratos in High Velocity Bowling! This way he can pwn in another great PSN title!

Schitthammer said:

August 20th, 3:00 pm

Chris, this is awesome. Any plans for other characters? Nariko or Snake, maybe?

Toast said:

August 20th, 3:00 pm

Win!

Can’t wait for Thursday…hopefully he’s only $.99 like the other golfers

Hershy999 said:

August 20th, 3:01 pm

LOL but I think he looks too short and the red paint looks too pixely.

predator said:

August 20th, 3:02 pm

hey guys first post on this blog!

any chance of any Trophy support patch coming for this game?

Aerfox said:

August 20th, 3:04 pm

How much will the download be, and will this be availabe to the PAL regions tomorrow to?

Lex_Yayo_407 said:

August 20th, 3:04 pm

This looks crazy, but i am gonna have to get this game and play with Kratos.

depward said:

August 20th, 3:07 pm

Haha, wooow that is awesome :) Very cool…

SantanaClaus89 said:

August 20th, 3:07 pm

This is awesome. If he’s .99 cents like the other characters I will definately buy him.

XxBigP123xX said:

August 20th, 3:09 pm

By the gods….

ne4ious said:

August 20th, 3:09 pm

this is awesome, i’m in. Fore!

xaos said:

August 20th, 3:13 pm

He’s *so* cute; I just want to pinch his little godslaying cheeks! O_O

DG said:

August 20th, 3:13 pm

This is beyond awesome. Any chance for throphy support? Pretty please!
I’m going to download this as soon as I get my PS3 back from repairs. Thanks for supporting your game after all this time! Great work!

JackFrost said:

August 20th, 3:14 pm

Hi Chris, this is great but I got a question:

On the Japanese PSStore there are, for quite some time, already three costume packs for all current characters.

Will US/EU PSStores get those too? I hope the answer is yes.

KingBroly said:

August 20th, 3:14 pm

There were rumors about this?

Netweb said:

August 20th, 3:16 pm

Where is his partner? nariko? xD

shima said:

August 20th, 3:16 pm

Way to exploit Kratos. /:

cell989 said:

August 20th, 3:22 pm

Where I really want him to be is in Soul
Calibour 4, Kratos would have stolen the show if he appeared in that game. Well Im glad Sony is showing him off in some of their 1st party titles, like HSG, LBP, and hopefully he can make it on other games as well. I would love to see a game where Nariko and Kratos somehow manage to meet, just imagine the possibilities.

twooh said:

August 20th, 3:24 pm

HAHA! He’s a midget. I’ll download him for sure. Only if he’s $.99 though.

TouchyEd said:

August 20th, 3:25 pm

Looks awesome!!

Making any progress adding voice chat to the game?

Seanscythe2 said:

August 20th, 3:25 pm

Kratos Camo and Mask in MGS4 is a must!

tearsofash said:

August 20th, 3:25 pm

This is amazing! Does this mean the costume packs that JPN has been getting will make it over here as well?

Ghostm said:

August 20th, 3:26 pm

Adding Kratos to SC IV would’ve made a bigger impact.

Captain Fury said:

August 20th, 3:29 pm

glad to see Sony using their popular IPs in other games! love it

please make a Ratchet one next!(he was in a HSG before) in his awesome QFB clothes :)

Phoenix8387 said:

August 20th, 3:41 pm

Kratos: I lay down my arms Golf Ball.
[puts down the Blade of Olympus, turns his back, and kneels]
Kratos: Release me from this torment of my life.
ZGolf Ball: [picks up the Blades of Olympus to execute Kratos] I will release you from your life, my son, but your torment is just beginning.

Anddo said:

August 20th, 3:42 pm

Too cool! lol :)

SDkngsht said:

August 20th, 3:42 pm

oh HELL YEAH! lol. i loved Jak & Ratchet in HSG Fore. this is the $#!t.

looks like i’ll be getting my golf on. i put this game on the shelf a while ago. lol.

FlashFlooder said:

August 20th, 3:46 pm

Wow, this is awesome.

I love HSG Out of Bounds.

Could you PLEASE try to patch in custom soundtracks? It would be perfect for this game.

And more downloadable courses!!!

KoD7085 said:

August 20th, 3:46 pm

Sweet, this should be cool.

Spaceghost4284 said:

August 20th, 3:50 pm

ANY NEWS ON THE TROPHY FRONT? I AM SO ENCOURAGED TO HEAR THERE IS DEVELOPER SUPPORT FOR THE GAME STILL GOING!!!! NOW GIMME THEM TROPHIES!!!!

Jenovah said:

August 20th, 3:50 pm

OMG LOL

Gonna get this for sure!

masteratt said:

August 20th, 3:50 pm

Hahaha!

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