Mike Salbato
Gallery Debut for Hatoful Boyfriend
Make your pigeon dating dreams come true later this month.
08.09.14 - 8:04 PM

We actually covered Hatoful Boyfriend's announcement in early June, but we didn't share the official press release at the time. It's too amusing not to share, so as an introduction to the game I'm quoting it here, in its entirety:

The Nest - Hardcore pigeon dating sim fans everywhere are cooing with delight as developer Mediatonic (Amatuer Surgeon, Foul Play) and avian-friendly publisher Devolver Digital are joining forces to remake Hato Moa’s standout visual novel Hatoful Boyfriend for PC and Mac this summer. Originally launched in 2011 as a limited release Japanese visual novel, Hatoful Boyfriend quickly drew a loyal following of fans that created translation packs, gorgeous artwork, and even romantic fan faction based on their favorite pigeon boyfriends.

As the only human in St. PigeoNation’s prestigious school for birds you’ll encounter a feathered cast of characters and choose a suitable love interest all while managing elective school classes. Follow your heart as you choose your path and go on romantic dates you but be wary of fowl twists and turns along the way that could turn your love life upside down. There has literally never been a pigeon dating visual novel like Hatoful Boyfriend before.

Playable at E3 2014 by appointment only, Hatoful Boyfriend will launch later this summer on PC and Mac via Steam, GOG, Humble, and other digital storefronts.

“Our research shows that consumer fatigue for space marines and dragons is at an all-time high – gamers are ready for something new and fresh,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “Semi-realistic pigeon dating simulations are the next great frontier in video games.”

Honestly, what else do you need to know? Check out our all-new Hatoful Boyfriend gallery here, and look for the game on August 21st on various digital storefronts. There will also be a "Summer of Dove" Collector's Edition available, that includes the game's soundtrack, an exclusive comic from series creator Hato Moa, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san, and a digital St. Pigeonations (Class of 2014) Yearbook.

Hatoful Boyfriend Summer of Dove Collector's Edition