SCEI has released several new screenshots from Hot Shots Golf 3 on its newly opened Japanese Web site for the game. This latest game in the Hot Shots Golf series will include more of everything, including new fictional players, items, and golfing gear. Players can earn points by completing the courses successfully and are then able to use those points to buy new items and gear. The courses themselves--there are a total of six in the game--will be based in various locations around the world, such as the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, and Japan. Claphanz, the game's developer, will reintroduce green undulations in this latest game in the series, which will require players to read breaks in addition to judging the direction of the grain.
Additional features include a complete revision of camera positioning in the game, advanced facial expressions by the players, and realistic time progression from day to night. Mode of play includes the primary tournament mode, versus mode, minigames, and a training mode, among others.
Hot Shots Golf 3 will be released on July 26 in Japan. A North American release date has not been announced at this time.