Earlier today, Sony announced that upcoming PS4 exclusive New Hot Shots Golf will be receiving new features to the franchise. The series, which debuted on PlayStation platforms typically focused around unlocking new characters to build a capable golfing team. However, New Hot Shots Golf will feature character building and customization — players create, dress, and level up their individually crafted golfing personas.
Additionally, a new feature added to the franchise is the ability to free roam around the course. Typically, games in the Hot Shots Golf series will transport you from tee to tee with each new hole. However, New Hot Shots Golf will let player free roam the course on golf carts — this even includes fishing at some of the ponds.
Last, but not least, New Hot Shots Golf is boasting robust online gameplay modes including missions, cooperative play, and matches and tournaments. New Hot Shots Golf, while announced for the West, has no official release date. However, the game is set to release in Japan in 2016.