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Everybody’s Golf Coming to PS4 on August 29

The iconic gameplay, character customization, and charm of the Hot Shots Golf series returns.

Tomoyo Kimura's Avatar Posted by Associate ISD Producer, Sony Interactive Entertainment

What type of golfer are you? A casual weekend golfer? A semi-pro? Maybe you’re one of those golfers who spends more time picking out your outfit than you spend practicing your swing? Or maybe you’re not a golfer at all, but you’ve been playing Hot Shots Golf for years!

No matter your play style, we’re pleased to invite golfers and gamers of all skill levels to play the next installment in the Hot Shots Golf franchise — Everybody’s Golf. And what better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise than to launch the next iteration of the series this summer.

Everybody's Golf

We’re pleased to announce that Everybody’s Golf will launch on August 29, 2017 for PS4!

Not only does Everybody’s Golf boast the same three-click shot mechanic our fans have come to love, but the series returns with new features such as more character customization, robust online modes,* and other fun activities including fishing, buggy racing and treasure hunting in the open world environment. How you enjoy the game is up to you.

*Some online modes require PS Plus membership.

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Pre-order For Bonus Items!

Starting today, you can pre-order Everybody’s Golf from PlayStation Store for $39.99 ($49.99 CAD). Check out the list of bonus items below that you’ll receive when you pre-order the game at PlayStation Store:

Instantly downloadable upon pre-order purchase:

  • Everybody’s Golf Original Avatar

Available on Day 1:

  • The 20th Anniversary Course
  • Rabbit Mascot Costume x1
  • Unique shirt x2
  • Premium Kart x1
  • PS Dynamic Theme x1

Closed Online Test

And before we sign off, we wanted to share some exciting news for our most eager fans! We will be conducting a Closed Online Test which starts toward the end of May. We will send details to eligible players soon, so make sure to check your email!

Hope to see you on the course soon!

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nathanuc1988 said:

April 20th, 7:05 am

Wow this is great news. Only $39 US too. Can’t wait :)

Gorvi said:

April 20th, 7:09 am

Yep, day one for me, I adore this series. :)

undertaker9999 said:

April 20th, 7:10 am

is this a Digital Only Game or is there a Physical copy as well?

    kdoll08 said:

    April 20th, 8:53 am

    It looks like there will be a physical release. If you go to the game page it gives a link for digital pre order and disc pre order. Currently there are no retailers listed but they only announced this an hour ago. Europe is getting physical confirmed.

    tomoyotk said:

    April 20th, 11:30 am

    There will be a physical release as well!

LV_Jag said:

April 20th, 7:11 am

I’m pre-ordering right now!

    JoeSawwse said:

    April 20th, 8:25 am

    I am too as soon as I go home for lunch!!!

    Dailymusik said:

    April 24th, 9:21 am

    where do u find the link to pre-order??

KillerBane91 said:

April 20th, 7:12 am

Will this be getting a retail release like past releases of the game, and how come the name change from Hots Golf? Is it because its part of the 20th anniversary?

    Biz_Markee said:

    April 20th, 7:39 am

    Everybody’s Golf is the name the game is sold in other countries

    KillerBane91 said:

    April 20th, 8:09 am

    yea, i know but im wondering why they decided to use for the US when its been Hot Shots Golf and sounds allot better that way too lol.

    djsaiyan said:

    April 20th, 1:28 pm

    North America is basically the only territory where it’s Hot Shots Golf. There’s no point in having different names in different markets.

    Literally like asking why Final Fantasy 6 isn’t still called Final Fantasy 3.

Bornabuckeye said:

April 20th, 7:14 am

Pre-ordered! I presume the avatar will come via email code later? I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THE BETA PLAYSTATION!!

eprox1 said:

April 20th, 7:14 am

Does this mean that the franchise is no longer going by it’s American name of ‘Hot Shots Golf’?

    eprox1 said:

    April 20th, 11:51 am

    And man – PLEASE tell me how to get in on this closed online test! I’ve been dying for a new Hot Shots game for years!

ibd14u2c said:

April 20th, 7:16 am

I have been waiting for a Golf Game on the PS4. I have been stuck playing golf on GTA.

    Bopher1 said:

    April 21st, 9:54 pm

    Ever hear of The Golf Club?

Ready2Rokk said:

April 20th, 7:16 am

Super excited and a great price to get people on board! Looking forward to it this summer!

MoonGazing said:

April 20th, 7:21 am

Wow i was just looking at an article about this coming out this year for asia with no confirmed western realease. This will most definitely probably the best summer game for this year.

    tomoyotk said:

    April 20th, 11:36 am

    Hope you have a great summer :)

Vilens said:

April 20th, 7:25 am

How do we make sure we are one of these “eligible players” for the test?

    Bornabuckeye said:

    April 20th, 7:32 am

    I very much want to know how to be on the eligible players list. Very excited, wish it was already August.

paulogy said:

April 20th, 7:36 am

I had no idea I wanted a golf game to have an open world and other non-golf activities like racing and fishing, but this looks like a blast! If it is an open environment, how many courses are there? Are they all joined together in one large map or are there different “regions” you load into?

Love that price, too :-)

Biz_Markee said:

April 20th, 7:38 am

I know everyone is loving the price point, but let’s pause here. I think that the game will be short on courses and then released as DLC at $5 a course. There will be a full game released probably in 2018 with all DLC listed at $60. I love HSG and hope this just isn’t true.

    gillz107 said:

    April 21st, 3:26 pm

    That price point is kind of surprising to me too. But I hope, that by selling this game for $40 initially, and then selling all the other DLC for around $20, you MIGHT get a full game for around the price of $60 like you would for other games.

PS_ihh said:

April 20th, 7:40 am

Can we get more info on the single player content?

I wish we got something like the story mode that Hot Shot Tennis on PSP had. That was the greatest single player content sports game I´ve played (excl. Crash Team Racing).

Arvis_Jaggamar said:

April 20th, 7:41 am

I could not be more thrilled that this is finally happening. My father, brother, and myself have been playing this series against each other for probably around 15 years now, ever since Hot Shots 3. Now they’re both moving away, but we can still play this online with each other. :)

krae_man said:

April 20th, 7:43 am

Are you not doing a season pass in NA?

In Japan there’s a more expensive SKU on the store with a season pass included.

Bornabuckeye said:

April 20th, 7:46 am

Avatar has been redeemed! I too was thinking about the season pass from Japan. I presume the extra content will come as paid DLC here in the West.

Bornabuckeye said:

April 20th, 7:47 am

With it being the 20th anniversary I’d love to hear some Hot Shots Golf PS2 classics news.

Sponge-worthy said:

April 20th, 7:49 am

Will this game be a “fee-to-pay” game like World Invitational?

Zezzler said:

April 20th, 8:00 am

Why is the game not called “Hot Shots Golf”? I know that everywhere else in the world it’s called Everybody’s Golf (or Minna no Golfu) but why make the change now?

    andrewsqual said:

    April 20th, 8:07 am

    I guess Sony wanted their own franchise to do a real Final Fantasy I, IV, VI regional confusing naming screwup and it looks like we have it with this lol.
    Not sure what was wrong with Hot Shots Golf 8 or Everybody’s Golf 8 for US and EU respectively. This could actually hurt sales in the US too. What if some people not in the know saw this in a store and thought it was a cheap ripoff of Hot Shots Golf and so ignored it?

    nixice said:

    April 20th, 11:10 am

    “This could actually hurt sales in the US too. What if some people not in the know saw this in a store and thought it was a cheap ripoff of Hot Shots Golf and so ignored it?”

    Well, for one thing, you may be underestimating people — savvy PS gamers are pretty well plugged into the info well and will know the name, and casual gamers (who make up a portion of the market Hot Shots/EG targets) either won’t know or remember the old name or will see the Sony logo on the box and have a good enough guess that they’ll get what they want.

    But also, it’s coming on 10 years since the last console Hot Shots/Everybody’s Golf game, and over five years since any entry in the line-up. There’s a whole slew of gamers who never played a Hot Shots, a percentage of whom never even owned a PlayStation before PS4! Us old-timers are only a part of the market now. Whether they call it Hot Shots or Everybody’s, Sony’s big job is to convince gamers to buy the first golf game of this style on PS4.

tusunami said:

April 20th, 8:02 am

This is definitely the best golf game out since Tiger Wiods golfing game is no more. I didn’t see this coming it’s so fun to play.

andrewsqual said:

April 20th, 8:03 am

This is so bizarre. So because of the US getting a “Everybody’s Golf” title for the first time, that is the name you are going with??? “Everybody’s Golf” was already a launch title on Vita. The orignal game on PS1 was also called that in Europe. Could you not call it Everybody’s Golf 8 or something with a subtitle in Europe?

This is going to mess up search engines or when you go to the PS Store to look up DLC for “Everybody’s Golf which is now the same name of THREE games in Europe. Its quite a marketing screwup and I don’t know how you managed to pull it off.

Still can’t believe we all don’t have to wait 6 months or a year after Japan to play it though, that’s great news. :)

    Arvis_Jaggamar said:

    April 20th, 8:24 am

    Have to agree with @andrewsqual: this name change definitely makes it sound like a cheap Hot Shots knockoff. As a fan, I’m still 100% excited, but most people that are not “in the know” are probably going to take a pass on something with this name.

JoeSawwse said:

April 20th, 8:20 am

Oh my goodness!! I’ve been playing hot shots since the PlayStation 1 days!! I’ve been waiting so long after this has been pushed back a few times. I have loved seeing the game play coming from Tokyo game show. I cannot wait!! I hope there is a way to submit a possibility to be a part of the test play in May!!

Tigerriot said:

April 20th, 8:28 am

The character models look terrible compared to previous games, and I want nothing to do with fishing, swimming, loot searching, and giant open world nonsense in my Hot Shots games. Please tell me you didn’t completely ruin everything I love about these games. I was so looking forward to this.

CrusaderForever said:

April 20th, 9:03 am

Loved the Vita version and played it a lot! This is now on my radar. How many courses will it have? Are you going to release courses as DLC? Thanks for bring it to the PS4!

propacman said:

April 20th, 9:08 am

Too bad I never get the emails

GameGuyPete said:

April 20th, 9:09 am

Super-excited for this! I’ve been a fan of the series since the beginning. Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years!

I have to admit that I’m also curious as to why the series is changing its North American name now. Hot Shots is pretty much what we’ve become accustomed to here in the US. Weird to change it now, given that you’re honoring the 20th anniversary of the series in this release. Maybe we’ll find out down the road…

Looking forward to more info as August draws closer.

cjhill1836 said:

April 20th, 9:20 am

I’m so excited to her this! HSG is one of my favorite Vita games, I can’t wait to have it up on the big screen! The new modes sound cool, and that price is incredible. August 29 can’t come soon enough!

BlueBl1zzard said:

April 20th, 9:28 am

Daaaaaaang, wasn’t expecting this! Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational for vita was my first Hots Shots Golf game, and interestingly enough, also one of my favorite vita games. Is there ANY chance you guys would consider making another entry to the series for vita? I’ll probably end up picking this up, but if it released for vita…that’d be just great : )

pgharavi said:

April 20th, 10:18 am

Those Mii faces :(

ZenitramRL said:

April 20th, 10:30 am

Totally going to pre-order this. My buddy and I used to do tournaments with the old games. We’ve been waiting for a while for this one. Now online will be great for tournaments.

VinsanityV21 said:

April 20th, 10:30 am

Cool. You’re unifying the names across regions finally. I’m down with bidding farewell to the “Hot Shots” name :) This entry looks super promising and I am really looking forward to getting in on this when it hits PS4. I’ll probably pre-order but not right now; bought enough stuff this month and have Dragon Quest Heroes 2 on pre-order atm anyway… besides, I got all Summer to preorder. Just super happy to see this coming up, honestly – the bright skies, the fun presentation, the vibrant colors; it just looks fun :D

Sreenadh said:

April 20th, 10:41 am

Yet we are still waiting on a Socom 3 and CA remaster smh

ptuck874 said:

April 20th, 10:50 am

yes! was wondering when this will release, anybody know of a warhawk or mag remaster?

canedaddy said:

April 20th, 11:09 am

It’s unfortunate we’ll probably never see a never handheld Hot Shots… I love playing these games on the go.

But I’m in for PS4.

    cjkloster said:

    April 20th, 1:57 pm

    Hot shots is on vita and fantastic

Elvick_ said:

April 20th, 11:33 am

Why did you drop the NA name of “Hot Shots” Golf? I preferred it.

But anyway, I agree with the person who said the art design of the characters is vastly inferior to previous entries. Particularly World Invitational.

Also, new Hot Shots Tennis like the PSP one. Please.

tippinator said:

April 20th, 11:36 am

I’m really looking forward to this but man those faces look unfortunate.

ElektroDragon said:

April 20th, 12:23 pm

SOLD!!! Tried to pre-order but Store seems down. :(

ElektroDragon said:

April 20th, 12:24 pm

CaneDaddy what the heck are you talking about? Hot Shots has been out on the Vita FOREVER, even with a physical release.

moonbangoo-a said:

April 20th, 12:26 pm

“The 20th Anniversary Course”?
The Japanese course is divided into two.:Course1,2
The US version giving all the courses?

Kishnabe said:

April 20th, 1:27 pm

Hot Shots Tennis please.

Been waiting for a PS4 Tennis game for a few years.

There already like 10+ Golf games on PS4.

Top Spin 4 was 2011. 5 is not happening with 2K Czech Shutdown.

EA Sports GS2 2012

VT4 which was 2011.

Tennis fans have been waiting long time.

I already picked up Hot Shots Tennis PS2 HD remaster…….want a real next gen Tennis Experience.

cjkloster said:

April 20th, 1:55 pm

Any more details on the online modes? I’d love a “league” mode where players can post scores weekly to a leaderboard instead of always having to play together. Permission to get my hopes up for this?

sabaki08 said:

April 20th, 1:56 pm

I’d kill to be in this BETA!

ilikebees said:

April 20th, 2:23 pm

I’ve been playing and enjoying these games since the first one! Thank you Sony, Japan Studio and Clap Hanz for such fun games. You guys have a gift for making sports games that are just fun and simple. I would love to see another tennis game, but also I think you should expand and make a bowling, soccer, or something else! I was waiting for this announcement and I’m off to preorder this! Can’t wait to play it!!

TankTopNat1on said:

April 20th, 2:48 pm

I feel like Cartman waiting for the Wii I want to play this game so bad.

krlayne said:

April 20th, 2:53 pm

I hope they bring back the caddie named “Mel” from Hot Shots Golf 3. His quotes were classic – “Need more sauce on that chicken”, “I’ll be ding dong darned” and “Birds are chirping!” were some of my favourite lines from him.

    ajwilson55 said:

    April 20th, 9:52 pm

    Loved that guy!

Jitter77 said:

April 20th, 4:13 pm

About time I have been searching for info on this game almost every day. I started playing golf with Links 2001 and was very hardcore with links 2001, 2003 and shot online. Been trying to find something to play since. Played golf stars, winning putt, The golf club, pangya, etc etc…I will definitely be pre odrering this.

Bufftbone said:

April 20th, 6:32 pm

Well it’s about f’n time. I’ll be getting this one on day 1.

chiseenxjai said:

April 20th, 7:14 pm

When did the Everybody’s franchise start going by it’s real name in the US? It’s been called Hot Shots here as long as I can remember.

ajwilson55 said:

April 20th, 9:51 pm

Been waiting for this for a LONG time. Seems like such a long time since the PS3 version (didn’t play any portable versions), so I’m ready for this to come out!

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