Pigeon Romance Visual Novel Hatoful Boyfriend Heads to PS4/Vita
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sony's PlayStation Blog announced on Monday that Hato Moa's pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend will get a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita release in the second quarter of 2015.
In the game, the player is a human female who is seeking to fall in love with a pigeon at a school for gifted birds. The game features portraits of every bird that suggest what they would look like in human form.
The blog streamed an introduction video:
North American video game publisher Devolver Digital released the game digitally on Steam in English for Linux, Mac, and Windows. The game launched on September 2 after a delay.
The original otome game (romance games for female players) began as an April Fool's joke that inspired a free downloadable version in July 2011. A Hatoful Kareshi Plus updated release launched in August 2011, and a full version of the game was released in October 2011. Hato Moa released an official English patch for the game translated by Nazerine in 2012. The Hatoful Kareshi HolidayStar sequel debuted in December 2011.
Hato Moa released three Hatoful Boyfriend drama CDs between 2011 and 2012. A manga adaptation launched as a webcomic in 2012, and publisher Takeshoboreleased a compiled book volume in 2013.