Pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend comes to PC (Wired UK)


Nude Men
Nude Men

Okosan
won’t be defined by your social clothing constructs!

©
Mediatonic / Devolver Digital


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Ignore the tsunami of video game hype about to rush out of E3 –
no matter what Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo have to offer, nothing
will compare to the flight of fancy that is Hatoful
Boyfriend
. After all, will Halo 5 let you pursue
romance with pigeons? 

Developer Mediatonic is releasing an upgraded version of the
world’s first, best, and only pigeon-centric dating sim for PC and
Mac. Hatoful Boyfriend — a pun on “heartful” and Hato
Moa, the developer — is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a Japanese game.
It’s a brilliantly absurd visual novel, where you play the only
human student at St PigeoNation Academy, an elite school for birds.
Between classes, you’ll manage a busy social calendar where you try
to woo the pigeon hunk of your choice. 


Bad Birds
Bad Birds

You know
a town is going downhill when the troublemakers flock
together

© Mediatonic / Devolver Digital


Will you go for the bad boy gang banger pigeon, the sensitive
artist pigeon, or one of the other six sexy Columbidae. If
it helps your decision at all, the first time you meet a new
character you’ll be treated to what they’d look like as a pretty
anime human but make no mistakes — you’re an unrepentant pigeon
fancier in this game. 


Smooth
Talker
Smooth
Talker

Yuuya always knows the right thing to
say.

© Mediatonic / Devolver Digital


Once the internet discovered Hatoful Boyfriend
following its original 2011 release, it reacted in the appropriate
manner, with a torrent of endless fan
art
, stories, let’s
plays
 and more. The sudden and unexpected popularity even
led to an English language patch for the game being
released
, and a raft of Hatoful
merch you can get your feathers on.

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The remake of Hatoful Boyfriend will boast improved
pigeony graphics and music (actual quote: “Improved art and
music, more advanced pigeon AI. 60 flaps per second, 1080 pigeons.”
Amazing.) 
and launches on the Steam, GOG, and Humble
Bundle digital stores this summer. It’s a good start for lovers of
insane animal themed metajokes, but clearly the industry needs to
get to work on bringing Paca
Plus
to the west next.

6 June 2014 | 1:59 pm – Source: wired.co.uk
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