Devolver Digital to localize remake of pigeon-dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend

My Dearest,

It is I, your Hatoful Boyfriend. I can contain my unbridled passion for you no longer. I must see you. And whereas before our love was previously separated by a seemingly uncrossable ocean called the Pacific, a company called Devolver Digital is partnering with an institution known as Mediatronic to make my trip from Japan to the United States of America possible.

They'll say it's wrong - that human and pigeon should not lie together. But I don't care! I long to coo with you under barn roofs, skyscraper ledges, park benches and wherever a freshly-washed car needs soiling. And I promise to always provide whatever you need, be it a wing to hide under the rain or a steady supply of popcorn to keep you fat and healthy. Let us grow and develop a nest egg together. I arrive this summer.
Love,
Your Hatoful Boyfriend
[Image: Devolver Digital]
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MEDIATONIC AND DEVOLVER DIGITAL REMAKING JAPANESE
PIGEON DATING SIM ‘HATOFUL BOYFRIEND’

- Love is for the Birds -


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.”

For more information about Hatoful Boyfriend, Mediatonic or publisher Devolver Digital, please visit www.devolverdigital.com or start chatting up some local birds just to see what's up.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.