Pigeon Dating Simulator Hatoful Boyfriend To Get Western Release. Really.

Written by Katie Allen on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 3:20 PM
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The “otome” genre of female-oriented, usually dating sim-style games have never really caught on much in the west, but have become rather well established in Japan in the last decade. But whilst most focus on trying to bag your protagonist the prettiest boy in the neighbourhood, 2011 title Hatoful Boyfriend had rather a different spin. It was a pigeon dating simulator.

With the recent success of Goat Simulator, it appears Hatoful Boyfriend has caught the eye of some innovating types at Devolver Digital. The publisher has just announced it will be working with Amatuer Surgeon devs Mediatonic to bring the avian-romance visual novel to western PC release so we too can try our hand at wooing … handsome pigeons …

It seems like they’re really winging it (ahem) with this one, and we don’t want to pigeon-hole (I can’t stop) this title as a game just for the chicks. In fact, we’d guess with a little persuasion, everyone will fancy a go at being the hottest bird in the neighbourhood.

There publisher has also unveiled some screenshots for the game, which don’t really make Hatoful Boyfriend look any less mad. In one screen, a pigeon going by the title of Okosan (who is, apparently, captain of the track team at the pigeon’s fancy school) challenges another bird to a naked pigeon brawl, whilst another shows three mohawked types strutting their stuff as the Baddest Birds in the Neighbourhood. Because why the hell not.

I never thought of myself as a dating-sim kind of gal, but if there’s one game that might convince me otherwise, it is most likely this one. If only for the dreadful bird puns.

Leave your thoughts and terrible bird puns here. Best bird joke wins the accolade of being named Punmaster Extraordinaire.

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04:23 Jun-09-2014

Oh good maybe I can find myself the perfect boyfriend........that is a pigeon....

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04:34 Jun-09-2014
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09:46 Jun-11-2014

LOL.

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23:09 Jun-08-2014

what is this :p
Asia, where 70% of the world's weird **** originates from lol

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23:16 Jun-08-2014

wow dude -_-
that was a very offensive and ignorant remark

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08:31 Jun-08-2014

everyone gets strange and stupid ideas, these guys realised theirs.... cool and lol

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08:25 Jun-08-2014

I saw this awhile back in Japan version, but a English version? Yes, Yes, Yes.

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06:21 Jun-08-2014

No comment

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13:34 Jun-07-2014

I wonder if it will include a sex scene! >:)

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18:16 Jun-07-2014

I'll chicken out before it starts... Taking into the consideration I ever even peck about

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12:23 Jun-07-2014

Where do I preorder this game xD

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11:54 Jun-07-2014

10/10 would play.

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10:00 Jun-07-2014

What in the actual ****.

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06:01 Jun-07-2014

Oh, so this is a game. I thought they were making April Fool in June XD

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19:43 Jun-06-2014

Wut da fek?

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18:47 Jun-06-2014

Pigeon Dating Simulator... are we really that low on ideas for new games? >.>

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18:40 Jun-06-2014

Watch out guys, I think some birds flu in here and are dropping crap like its going out of fashion. #SWAG!

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18:19 Jun-06-2014

The future of EA...........

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18:30 Jun-06-2014

The Sims :P

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17:56 Jun-06-2014

A pigeon dating sim? You've got to beak kidding me :D

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17:27 Jun-06-2014

Why?
...Just.... Why?

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17:26 Jun-06-2014

what is this sh^t

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16:38 Jun-06-2014

speechless....
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16:30 Jun-06-2014

Spoilers ahead: This lovely game features an ending in which the evil birdoctor turns out to be an evil spirit that must defeated in a Dragon Quest-esque battle and another one in which said birdoctor severs your head and keep it as a lover

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16:33 Jun-06-2014

I know this because, uh, a friend played it and told me. I, in no way, have played it start to finish through most routes. Nooot me. Nuh-uh.

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16:25 Jun-06-2014

Enjoy this video to find out more about the game :) http://youtu.be/Plb8GegfL2U

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