An English version of Hatoful Boyfriend is coming to PCs and Macs via Mediatonic. Hatoful Boyfriend is one of those insane visual novel dating games that either confound or entrance. The game, which originally launched in Japan in 2011, is about dating pigeons. The subject matter was so goofy, so flat-out crazy, it almost immediately garnered a cult following. Fans translated the game into English, wrote their own fan-fiction, and created artwork to honor the sexy pigeons of Hatoful Boyfriend. Publisher Devolver Digital thinks the time has come for it to step out of the niche shadows and fly into the sunlight with an English remake.
“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.”
Hatoful Boyfriend will launch later this Summer.