Ace Golf Franchise Hits the Links And PSP This Summer With Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2

June 3, 2008

Ace Golf Franchise Hits the Links
And PSP This Summer With Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2

Hot Shots Golf Returns to PSP
With More Exotic Courses and Funky Characters, Hundreds of Customization
Options, and Extensive Online Action

Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc. announced today the North American release of Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee(R)
2, available exclusively for the PSP. Developed by Clap Hanz, in conjunction
with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studio, Hot
Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 delivers another exceptional golf experience onto PSP,
comprised of the franchise’s signature over-the-top graphics and intuitive
gameplay. In addition to bringing the charm and wit of the multi-million
unit-selling Hot Shots Golf(R) franchise, the game doubles the amount of wacky
characters, detailed courses, and items available since the original Hot Shots
Golf: Open Tee(R) on PSP.

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 also
offers a wide range of multiplayer modes including 16-player online tournaments
and Ad Hoc capability for one-on-one or Stroke Mode challenges.

"The Hot Shots Golf franchise is a
winning tradition with the PlayStation(R) brand and we are continuing to
implement innovative and intuitive features to deliver the most fun-filled golf
experience on the market," said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA.
"With gorgeous graphics, extensive online functionality, and variety of fun
gameplay modes and courses, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 brilliantly showcases the
capabilities of PSP and offers a game that is a must-have for any gamer or
golfer."

For the first time in Hot Shots Golf
franchise history, online play has been expanded to facilitate competition
between regions worldwide, allowing gamers to challenge other Hot Shots golfers
across the globe via Wi-Fi multiplayer. In Wi-Fi, players can go head-to-head in
Match Play, create custom rooms, and generate tournaments of up to 16 players.
For those seeking a specific game set up, players can also search for friends
and tournaments based on select criteria. Additionally, Ad Hoc is available to
allow gamers to pick a course, select the number of holes, and tee-off locally
with up to seven others. In single player, golfers can engage in Stroke Play
mode, offering traditional golf on any available course, as well as Challenge
Mode, which gives players the opportunity to compete in a regular season of
tournaments and the ability to unlock various characters and items throughout
the game. The Multiplayer modes also fully support the Loyalty system and hidden
items, allowing players more access to strengthen their favorite characters. To
improve individual skills, players can access a Training mode to perfect every
drive, pitch, and putt, enhancing their character’s shot-making prowess and
overall accuracy with the Hole-in-One mini-game.

Players will have the opportunity to
golf on 12 breathtaking courses across a variety of worldly environments such as
tropical islands, vast desert plains, snow-capped mountains, and oceanfront
spaces. Character customization includes over 350 options to personalize
characters with a variety of items including clothing, hairstyles, clubs,
accessories, and more. With up to 20 different playable characters, golfers can
utilize special combinations of clothing and accessories to provide a unique
boost to character attributes as well as overall fashion and style. Successfully
conquering challenges within the game will allow players to further upgrade
equipment, allowing for more accurate shots, longer drives, and impeccable
putting control.

The independent Entertainment
Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee an "E" for
"Everyone."