"Pigeon Dating Sim" Hatoful Boyfriend Remake Coming This Summer

"Pigeon Dating Sim" Hatoful Boyfriend Remake Coming This Summer

Devolver Digital will publish an upgraded version of Hatoful Boyfriend for all the bird lovers.

Developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital have teamed up to release an upgraded version of a dating sim with a cult following, Hatoful Boyfriend. The game will launch this summer.

The game originally released in 2011 by developer Hato Moa. Hatoful Boyfriend had a limited release as a free demo and then later a full release with an epilogue. The English version of the game contained some typos and mistakes, and the game had very limited compatibility to no compatibility with Windows 7, Vista, and Mac OS X above 10.6.

Despite its nickname as the "Pigeon Dating Sim," Hatoful Boyfriend features many kinds of birds from a mourning dove to a chukar partridge. You play as the only human attending St. PigeoNation's prestigious bird school. There you will learn about your bird friends, such as your childhood friend, the pigeon named Ryouta, and form bonds with your bird classmates and teacher. As someone who has played the original game, I can only hint to new players that underneath Hatoful Boyfriend's hilarious concept, there are hints to something more nefarious.

Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker said in a prepared statement, "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. Semi-realistic pigeon dating simulations are the next great frontier in video games."

Hatoful Boyfriend will launch on PC and Mac via Steam, GOG, Humble, and other digital storefronts this summer with improved art and music.

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I hope they add a bunch of AT-AT Walkers in the backgrounds.

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Ah Devolver, promise me you'll never change you delightful psychos.

Wait...Wait...I thought Hatoful boyfriend was just some guy doing a strangely specific dating sim. You mean to tell me it was a COMPANY!?

Madame_le_Flour:
Ah Devolver, promise me you'll never change you delightful psychos.

Unrelated, but Scanty Avatar, and MLP name? You may be my new best friend. Shame you chose the inferior sister, but still XD

Doomsdaylee:
Wait...Wait...I thought Hatoful boyfriend was just some guy doing a strangely specific dating sim. You mean to tell me it was a COMPANY!?

The original game was just one person yeah. Pretty sure Mediatonic are a dev-for-hire, so they're probably doing the upgrading and porting and such.

Doomsdaylee:
Wait...Wait...I thought Hatoful boyfriend was just some guy doing a strangely specific dating sim. You mean to tell me it was a COMPANY!?

It's not an "oddly specific dating sim", it's a parody of the otomege genre (female oriented VNs), with the pigeon theme itself being just a Japanese pun on the word "hatoful".

Doomsdaylee:

Madame_le_Flour:
Ah Devolver, promise me you'll never change you delightful psychos.

Unrelated, but Scanty Avatar, and MLP name? You may be my new best friend. Shame you chose the inferior sister, but still XD

I like Scanty's character design a little bit more, plus I identify closer with her personality then Kneesocks', making her a better fit for an avatar.
Also, sorry to disappoint you but I'm not really much of a pony fan anymore, however I've been using that name for a long time, and it's a pretty light reference anyway, so it's just kinda stuck.
Not opposed to being friends though!

Doomsdaylee:
Wait...Wait...I thought Hatoful boyfriend was just some guy doing a strangely specific dating sim. You mean to tell me it was a COMPANY!?

The original was, but this one is from the same twisted minds that brought us Hotline Miami and the Shadow Warrior reboot.
Praised be!

Well, considering there is legit bird pornography made by the Japanese(Look it up at your own risk) a bird dating sim would be the next logical step for their avianphilia.

Don't date the partridge.

Thyunda:
Don't date the partridge.

Au contraire, definitely date the partridge!

At your own risk.

Dating sims are for the birds...

Eh? Eh?

I don't think I'll be pecking the top of any best sellers...

Eh? Eh?

In all seriousness, this sounds dumb. And not like Goat Simulator dumb, just dumb dumb. As a work of art maybe it's a good social commentary on society, but not as a product for people to buy.

Also they can make this but my precious Hotline Miami 2 still isn't out yet? grrr...

Can someone explain to me the appeal of this...

>_>

antipunt:
Can someone explain to me the appeal of this...

>_>

Umm, it's glorious?

See?

This is stupendous. I must buy this game. I must play it, nay, live it, from dawn 'till dusk. This will be my pigeon religion, my life's work. I will date the partridge. I will date them all so hard and all of their deepest, darkest secrets will be mine to scan.

They shall find my withered husk slumped and decomposing over my keyboard, my gazing eye sockets and permanent delirious grin the only enduring signs of the monumental ecstasy experienced at the hands of Pigeon Dating Simulator.

Pray for me.

...

Fuckin' A.

Noooo!
They need to make a spiritual successor instead, WITH SHARKS!

But seriously when this comes out I'm going to gift it to my best friends on steam.

It really shouldn't take this many posts before someone gets around to posting PGB

SaneAmongInsane:
Dating sims are for the birds...

Eh? Eh?

I don't think I'll be pecking the top of any best sellers...

Eh? Eh?

In all seriousness, this sounds dumb. And not like Goat Simulator dumb, just dumb dumb. As a work of art maybe it's a good social commentary on society, but not as a product for people to buy.

Also they can make this but my precious Hotline Miami 2 still isn't out yet? grrr...

Booooooooo! (Ok fine, I chuckled XD Also, Bobby is no longer judging you :3)

OT: An upgrade... to this? Uhhhh, alright, if that's what this worlds needs. Which it doesn't. But their world, maybe...

I think the beginning of this lets play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5qn4PAM8Xo&list=PL3D45C37A4BDD50A3&index=8 best describes how I view this game...
I am forever disturbed by this game...

Note to self, avoid the nurse

Elvis Starburst:

SaneAmongInsane:
Dating sims are for the birds...

Eh? Eh?

I don't think I'll be pecking the top of any best sellers...

Eh? Eh?

In all seriousness, this sounds dumb. And not like Goat Simulator dumb, just dumb dumb. As a work of art maybe it's a good social commentary on society, but not as a product for people to buy.

Also they can make this but my precious Hotline Miami 2 still isn't out yet? grrr...

Booooooooo! (Ok fine, I chuckled XD Also, Bobby is no longer judging you :3)

OT: An upgrade... to this? Uhhhh, alright, if that's what this worlds needs. Which it doesn't. But their world, maybe...

Only a matter of time before you photoshop the face on to the robot, Elvis :P

SaneAmongInsane:
Only a matter of time before you photoshop the face on to the robot, Elvis :P

Nah, that'd be dis-respectful to the guy who made it for me XD The Persona must not be messed with!

 

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