Bird lovers and long-time fans of the game ‘Hatoful Boyfriend’ can rejoice as the teams at developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital announced the launch of the remake of the game on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on July 21st this year.
This bizarre pigeon dating game was first released on Steam in September last year and has caught the attention of both critics as well as fans across the world since then. The game features an all-pigeon high school, and the protagonist pigeon girl travels around meeting new people trying to find true love. The search ends when one falls in love with the character; after which the story gets more intense and dark.
The game involves usage of a lot of texts as the player decides how the character should act in different situations and conversations. ‘Hatoful Boyfriend’ is a variation of a simple version of a dating simulator with pigeons instead of humans. The game may seem to be confusing when first played, but one might get used to it in no time at all. It has also been said that the game may cause boredom quickly to kids above the age of sixteen years.
The fresh game on PS4 and Vita will feature new additions along with its original version. It will now include a new romance option with Tohri, a character appearing briefly in the Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star sequel, written by original creator Hato Moa. According to the Playstation blog, one can now enjoy the romance of their avian suitors in luscious HD at home or on the go as Hatoful Boyfriend will be a cross buy title.
Devolver Digital’s Nigel Lowrie also writes on the blog that the new version will bear a new storyline and a new ending along with new players in the series. The PS blog also states the inclusion of bitter rivalries, questionable stalkers and doomsday devices. It will also feature a post-apocalyptic world that players can navigate. The sequel, Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star is also set to be launched later this year on PC, PS4 and PS Vita simultaneously.
A report says that this game is attracting enough audience to shake the world of gaming and is continuing the trend of launching weird and unimaginable video games. It is undoubtedly an era of bizarre video games and the pigeon dating story is no exception. Despite critical acclaims the PC version of Hatoful Boyfriend received since September, the public has in fact given excellent reviews, and the game has been extremely successful till date.