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Crazy pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend being delisted for PlayStation, iOS, and Android
One of the weirdest, most compelling otome games to ever come out of Japan is flying the coop. There’s a sort of tragic irony to Japanese dating simulator video game design. In order to really become a hit a title needs to let players pursue a pantheon of potential paramours, but many games end up […]
▼ In addition to Hatoful Boyfriend, the game’s sequel, Holiday Star, will also be delisted.Surprisingly, even “pigeon dating simulator” doesn’t entirely do justice to just how weird Hatoful Boyfriend is, since while the potential boyfriends are all birds, the player character is a human girl. There even turns out to be a dramatic reason, beyond just-for-laughs zaniness, why the non-player cast is avian-only, though you’ll have to play through Holiday Star to get the complete answer.
▼ Even more strangeness: The pigeons you fall in love with aren’t anthropomorphized or illustrated, but straight-up photos of actual birds.As a silver lining, Hatoful Boyfriend will remain available on Steam in Windows and Mac versions, which are published by Mediatonic. If you want to play it on your phone or PlayStation, though, the time to pick it up is now. Related: Hatoful Boyfriend at PlayStation Store, App Store, Google Play Sources: Twitter/@moa810 via Jin, Twitter/@moa810 (2), Moa official website Top image: Hatoful Boyfriend official website Insert images: PlayStation Store (1, 2, 3) ● Want to hear about SoraNews24’s latest articles as soon as they’re published? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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