Amazing pigeon-dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend has, fittingly, been dated. By a pigeon, probably.
Hatoful Boyfriend is due to hit Steam on 21 August, with pre-orders – which are open now – knocking 10% off the £6.99 price. Not only that, but there’s a collector’s edition! Hatoful Boyfriend: Summer of Dove Collector’s Edition will net you a digital soundtrack, a digital comic from series creator Hato Moa, some wallpapers of insane fantail pigeon Oko-san, and a digital St. Pigeonations 2014 Yearbook. That version costs £11.99.
In Hatoful Boyfriend, you play as the only human in the prestigious St. Pigeonations school for birds. Go to class, make friends with birds, and choose a feathered love interest – but make sure you don’t get dissected or assassinated. And yes, if I remember the original version properly, those are both possible Bad Ends. This version includes an all-new scenario and ending, so if you too have played the original, there’s something new here for you.
Outspoken Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker has chimed in: “You nerds can keep your virtual reality headsets and your haptic feedback. Pre-pubescent bird love games are the next big growth category.” Better than Twilight, anyway.
Hatoful Boyfriend is due out on 21 August, and if you want to pre-order it you can do so here. I am almost certainly going to wind up getting the collector’s edition, because I’m mad.
I’ve included three screenshots below, to prove both that this is a real game and that it’s completely off its tits.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.