Sony revealed via their PlayStation Blog that Update 1.04 has been released for Hot Shots: World Invitational, which adds new modes to the game.
With the new update, players can now invite friends to play it private tournaments, as opposed to only being allowed to play in tournaments that are open to everyone. These private tournaments can take up to seven additional friends while a private room will also be provided within the online lobby.
As for the additional modes, players will find:
- Stroke Mode (Head-to-Head) - Previously Ad-Hoc only. A head-to-head competition for two players, where the golfer with the best results at the end of a round wins. You’ll be able to chat with and heckle your opponent between holes.
- Match Mode (Head-to-Head) - Previously Ad-Hoc only. This is also a head-to-head competition for two players, but this time it’s the first competitor to get to 3UP status during a round who wins. Once more, chat and heckling is possible between holes
- Rank for Real Mode tournaments - Players will now be rated G0 (strong) to G4 (novice) depending on their online performance. Rank will act dynamically, with players ranked according to their performance in official tournaments with more than ten participants. This way, novice players can play without the fear of being completely decimated, while experienced players can compete with other skilled golfers.
- Seasons to Daily Tournaments- In Daily Tournaments mode, there will now be one game per day — a reduction from the previous three — so that each Tournament will be more focused and exciting. One season is equivalent to seven days, with a variety of rankings measured per week. These include a Weekly Champion and Top 10 rankings.