Everybody’s Golf studio Clap Hanz has registered two new trademarks for what could be a new golf game.
As spotted on ResetEra, two new trademarks registered to the Yokohama-based studio have been published in Japan.
Given that they were both registered on the same day, it’s likely that these are the western and Japanese titles for the same game.
It’s not yet clear if these trademarks relate to an entirely new game, or a port of Clap Hanz Golf, which was released as an Apple Arcade exclusive in April 2021.
A number of games that were originally only found on Apple Arcade have since been released on other systems following a period of exclusivity, so this could be the case for Clap Hanz Golf.
Clap Hanz was founded in 1998 and spent its first two decades working with Sony Interactive Entertainment on Everybody’s Golf and its Tennis and VR spin-offs. In total, the studio released 13 instalments across every PlayStation console.
Given its strong Sony ties, many were surprised to see the studio release a game for Apple’s Arcade service in April 2021. Clap Hanz Golf, which is still available on the iOS subscription service, features several modes (including local multiplayer) and colourful characters reminiscent of Clap Hanz’ previous series.
Its release came on the the same week Sony effectively dissolved its Japan Studio, the developer known for creating original games such as Knack, Gravity Rush and Ape Escape.