Pigeon-dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is due out on PS4 and Vita in early 2015 from Devolver Digital and Mediatonic. It'll be $10 (£7 /€8), and "a launch party is currently being planned in front of a bench in Central Park with a bar serving a range of high-end breadcrumbs," according to the press release.
The PC version of Hatoful Boyfriend launched in September, based on the visual novel by Hato Moa. "I never dreamt when I first made Hatoful Boyfriend I'd see it on PlayStation," Moa says. "Thanks to the amazing fans and Mediatonic, I hope now even more people will discover pigeon love. All you need is dove."
Hatoful Boyfriend is a surprisingly deep game about dating pigeons – yes, you really date pigeons – and uncovering the dark secrets of a new avian world. Our review describes the drop as follows: "The larger narrative kicks in and everything is suddenly colored with an awareness that something has gone horribly awry." For those just diving in, make sure to play through all of your pigeon-suitor options.
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Hatoful Boyfriend – The Greatest Pigeon Dating Simulator Ever Made - Coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Early 2015
Austin, Texas - November 24, 2014 – Avian-friendly Devolver Digital and Mediatonic announced today that Hato Moa's Hatoful Boyfriend, the world's greatest pigeon dating story ever told, will arrive on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita™ in early 2015 for £6.99/€7.99/$9.99. A launch party is currently being planned in front of a bench in Central Park with a bar serving a range of high-end breadcrumbs.
Mediatonic's interactive adaptation of the Pigeon Fancying classic is based on Hato Moa's seminal visual novel, exploring the struggles and insecurities of the only human student's search for love at a prestigious school for birds. Romantics will encounter a feathered cast of characters and try to coo a suitable love interest. Those with darker tastes might discover something altogether more sinister. Follow your heart as you choose your path and go on starry-eyed dates, but be wary of fowl twists and turns along the way that could turn your love life upside down.
Hato Moa, creator of Hatoful Boyfriend and pigeon romance visionary commented,
"I never dreamt when I first made Hatoful Boyfriend I'd see it on PlayStation. Thanks to the amazing fans and Mediatonic, I hope now even more people will discover pigeon love... All you need is dove.
Adapted from graphic novel form, the PC version of Hatoful Boyfriend was released into the wild earlier this year to astonishing critical acclaim.
Fork Parker, Devolver CFO, CEO, OOH, offered "All y'all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardian to magically appear and buy my pigeon dating simulator. It's the only sensible thing to do."