Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)
Developer: VooFoo Studios
Genre: Sports Simulation
Release: Winter 2009
Rack “Ëœem up and hustle your way to the top of the leaderboards with Hustle Kings, the newest and first-ever billiards simulator made exclusively for the PLAYSTATION3 (PS3) via the PlayStationNetwork (PSN). Set in contemporary and stylish pool bars, the Hustle Kings game allows players to hone in on their billiards skills in one of the most realistic looking billiards settings ever realized.
Whether you’re a billiards expert, novice, or casual player, Hustle Kings allows all player-types to become naturally immersed into the sport through true-to-life physics and stunning, photo-realistic lighting and graphics. Because the game allows players to emulate most billiards moves done in real-life, players can practice their skills in various game modes such as US 8-Ball, UK 8-Ball (Black-Ball), 9-Ball and Killer, to name just a few. By doing so, they can earn in-game Hustle Kings Credits to wager with against friends and spend in the Hustle Kings Shop.
To maximize the personal experience, players will be able to listen to their own music through the XMB and also utilize in-game video chat to interact with other players. The Hustle Kings game will also have YouTube uploading functionality, global leaderboards, and a ticker on the loading screens which will feature stats and matchmaking.
Stunning HD Graphics – Photo-realistic, 3D graphics with real physical properties gives players the actual feeling of being in stylish and modern pool bar settings without leaving the comfort of their own home.
Accessible Controls – Using the DualShock3 controller, the Hustle Kings game pick-up-and-play controls allows for immediate fun for both casual and hard-core gamers.
Hustle Mode – Using their Hustle Kings Credits earned while playing in the various game modes, players can hustle others for their credit to spend in the Hustle Kings Shop.
Video Chat – Using your friend list, have fun playing against friends online while chatting with them in-game via video chat.
Play Your Favorite Variation of Pool – Supports US 8-Ball, UK 8-Ball (Black-Ball), 9-Ball, Killer, Cut-Throat, 3-Ball, Time Trial, 14.1 Continuous, Trick-Shots, and more.
Local Versus Modes – Supports up to 16 players locally. Players can either battle against the computer or test their skills against a friend.
*On-line Modes – On-line Hustle Mode supports rooms of up to 16 players and Online Standard Pool Mode supports lobbies of up to 256 players for all games modes (except when playing “Killer Pool”Â which is limited to 8 player rooms).
Personalized Experience with Your Music – Players can access the XMB during gameplay to customize the background music played during games.
YouTube Uploading – Record your game, share your strategy, or just show off your best shots with the rest of the world using Hustle Kings YouTube upload functionality.
Online Rankings and Trophy Support – Leaderboards, stats, and trophies will motivate players to aspire to both single player and multiplayer high scores!