Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star Sequel Headed to PS4, PS Vita, PC
posted on by Karen Ressler
British game developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital announced on Thursday that a sequel to the pigeon dating sim game Hatoful Boyfriend, Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star, is slated for release this fall on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC.
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star debuted for PC in Japan in December 2011. While the official website lists the original Hatoful Boyfriend as an otome game and visual novel, the sequel is listed as just a visual novel, consisting of various short side stories.
In the first 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.
North American video game publisher Devolver Digital released the first Hatoful Boyfriend game digitally on Steam in English for Linux, Mac, and Windows. The game launched on September 2 after a delay. The game is slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita later this year.
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.
Hato Moa also released three Hatoful Boyfriend drama CDs between 2011 and 2012. A manga adaptation launched as a webcomic in 2012, and publisher Takeshobo released a compiled book volume in 2013.