Here's what I've been waiting for from Zen Studios: a huge patch that looks to address most of my issues with Planet Minigolf. It will add a practice mode, restart hole option, new overview camera controls and a different putting mechanism. It also adds PlayStation Move support, improved voice chat quality, and more.
There will also be a new DLC course called Stronghold Island (pictures and a video are below). The DLC adds 36 new holes, 4 trophies, new course creator theme and objects as well as new tournaments. All of this for a minimal price of $1.99. That's enough reason for me to jump back into the game. The patch and DLC for Planet Minigolf are out now in Europe but they'll hit North America on September 21.
ZEN STUDIOS ANNOUNCES STRONGHOLD ISLAND DLC FOR PLANET MINIGOLFTM ONLY ON PlayStation®Network
Explore a beautiful new island course set in the Mediterranean Sea
LOS ANGELES, Calif – September 14, 2010 – ZEN Studios is proud to announce Stronghold Island, the first Planet Minigolf DLC course, and will be available September 21st in North America. With new courses, holes, and a majestic landscape set in the Mediterranean Sea, Stronghold Island adds an incredible new dimension to Planet Minigolf.
“We are very proud of the artistic style we achieved with Stronghold Island,” said Zsolt Kigyossy, Managing Director for ZEN Studios. “This new course represents our commitment to continue support of our products, even after they release. We know our fans really appreciate our efforts to bring them great content!”
Featuring four new tournaments, four new trophies, 36 exciting holes, and a host of new tiles and objects to build and share your own courses, Stronghold Island is a robust expansion to Planet Minigolf.
Stronghold Island will be available for $1.99.
For more information, please visit the Planet Minigolf website at www.planetminigolf.com. Follow ZEN Studios on Facebook & Twitter.
ABOUT PLANET MINIGOLF
Planet Minigolf delivers a deep single-player campaign that transports players to several exhilarating courses around the world and comes loaded with remarkable cartoon-style visuals immersing players into a fun-filled world of putters, balls and crazy obstacles. Players can choose from six customizable characters and complete up to 144 unique holes packed with a variety of unusual hazards and interactive objects, all while trying to navigate the detailed terrain and sink that tricky hole-in-one.
ABOUT ZEN STUDIOS
Zen Studios is a global producer and digital publisher of interactive entertainment software for all leading game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DSTM, Wii, and Apple iPhone / iPod Touch. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with representative offices in Canada. ZEN Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter and Marvel Comics’ The Punisher. ZEN’s Pinball FX franchise on Xbox LIVE Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform. The studio launched ZEN Pinball in May, 2009, as the first pinball title on the PlayStation Network. For more information about ZEN Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com.