The world's premiere avian dating simulator is coming to PlayStation in 2015. The English release of Hatoful Boyfriend, the visual novel that took the video game and bird-watching communities by storm a few years back arrives on PlayStation 4 and Vita in the 2nd quarter of 2015. This is the oddest, most wonderful news.
For a game that is about dating birds, Hatoful Boyfriend is surprisingly normal. And that is its greatest strength.
Hatoful Boyfriend is a Japanese dating sim that replaces the usual array of sexy anime characters with pictures of birds. Devolver Digital and Mediatonichave teamed up to official bring this wonderfully creepy thing to the Western world.
Hatoful Boyfriend puts the player in the shoes of a reasonably well-adjusted high-school sophomore girl. She attends class, studies hard, participates in extra-curricular activities, and works part-time in a café during the summer.
If you'd asked me yesterday morning my pick for Game of the Year, I would probably have said The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, having witnessed Quarter to Three's Angie Gallant play through the English translation of bizarre bird-based visual novel Hatoful Boyfriend, I'm not so sure.