Bird-Dating Game Hatoful Boyfriend Getting New Scenario And Collector’s Edition

By Eugene . July 31, 2014 . 8:29am

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Hatoful Boyfriend is a game where you’re the only human woman accepted into a prestigious school. This wouldn’t be so bad except it’s a prestigious school… for hyper-intelligent birds. The game is being re-updated and launched with a new scenario.


As the lady, players can go on dates with a feathered cast of cooing characters and get involved in bird politics.


You’ll have to juggle classes at St PigeoNation while going on romantic dates that include gifting foods such as Calm Corn to steal the heart of whichever bird brain catches your eye.


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There are multiple endings. Including the one above.



There is also now a “Summer of Dove” Collector’s Edition on Steam. This enhanced version will include a digital soundtrack, exclusive new comic by creator Hato Moa, a wallpaper and a St PigeoNation Yearbook (Class of 2014).


The re-release of Hatoful Boyfriend will be available on August 21st.


Update: A previous version of this report stated the remake was out now. It will actually be released on August 21st. We’ve updated our story to correct the error.

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  • 하세요

    It’s hard to look at birds the same after watching videos about this. Oh, that’s a good thing btw.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    I’m so confused by what goes on this but I’m so not into the premise of dating birds.

    • wererat42

      Yeah, about that. I saw a thread on Lemmasoft forums for a game in development where all the love interests are anthropomorphized musical instruments. Puts a whole new spin on the line “one time at band camp.”

      Though this looks more like a flat out parody than anything.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        Yeah but apparently it gets pretty serious, one of the birds is a yandere and there’s murder mystery some where and Just like “The fuck happens in this game.”

        • DyLaN

          Yup, the true end route is a lot more serious when you compare it to most of the route minus Fatbird route.

          But HBF still mainly is abt the parodies and references not unlike HDN series.

      • DyLaN

        ……..Name of the game?

    • Göran Isacson

      It’s hard to really put it into words, because the level of crazy this game reaches is a level so sublime you do not want to spoil it for others.

      But let’s just say that by the end of the game, things will get so crazy yet so compelling that you hardly even think about the fact they are all birds, you just want to see how the story ends.

  • Namuro

    Hmmm… Pudding…

  • We just don’t know.

  • Ultraviolet

    I’d complain about one ending being spoiled, but it’s Okosan’s so it doesn’t really matter.

    I’m wondering about that new scenario. Azami route?

    • DeepSleeper

      According to the Steam page, yes, Azami route.
      And that ending spoiler is on the Steam shots, too.

  • SerChief

    We need more BirdLove games out there.

    • DyLaN

      IIRC I heard that the true sequel to Hatoful BF (Holiday Star is a fandisk) is being developed.

  • Pinkemon

    This freaking game.

    I went in expecting a few laughs, and came out of it with feels.

  • Jorge

    …..I can’t

  • Carolyn Nisbet

    I’ve been waiting for this day…FOR TOO LONG!
    Finally, I can date the bird of my dreams! x3

  • NeptuniasBeard

    I think I saw this game on Cracked. Doesn’t one of the birds turn out to be a serial killer/cannibal or something?

    • DyLaN

      If you count “a human (accidentally) eating a sentient birds” as cannibalism, then yes but its frm the heroine side.

    • Lazulis

      the end of one route ends up with the bird beheading the (human) heroine. people were…shocked about that turn when the game first came out.

      you can also date a library ghost bird or a james bond bird

  • Michael Richardson

    …it’s only $10 new. I’m going to have to play this at some point…

  • Rocco

    Anything is possible in the promised land of pudding. Now how do I immigrate there…

  • Ethan_Twain

    I’m into it. I’ve got nothing against the idea of a date sim, it’s just that the contents aren’t normally to my tastes. This is a date sim with a really unique one-off flavor. So probably pretty well suited to my situation. I’ll check it out.

  • CharIotteV

    What was the name of the one with dinosaurs?

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Ryouta <3

  • SlickRoach

    Just a normal day for Japan, nothing to see here.

  • Why does this feel like an internet joke that got way out of control?

    • It was kind of a joke, but not as ridiculous as some of the others. I actually think as cute an idea as it is amusing. Probably helped by how popular birds as pets have gotten online too (especially with girls).

      • Eri

        Most of it is a joke.
        And then you get the shit-hit-the-fan route which is actually pretty well written. And, especially compared to the rest of the routes, LONG.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      The game is technically a parody of visual novels, particularly dating sims.

    • Dystopiq

      I think it is.

  • Wrong release date – the new Hatoful Boyfriend is out August 21, 2014.

  • I’m going to get the LE version~.

  • HarakiriKami

    lmao the bird renders remind me of 90’s PC games

  • Callonia

    the mad love of a fallen angel, well points for originality.

  • WyattEpp


  • NuclearDucky .

    is this real life?

    • Xerain

      No, it’s just fantasy.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Caught in a landside, no escape from reality.

        • Aristides

          Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see ♪

      • InsertOffensiveUsernameHere

        No, it’s a Fanta sea.

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto
  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I’d love a physical collectot’s edition but hey, a digital one will do the trick. Can’t wait for this and Paca Plus.

  • Penguin

    Dating bird eh? can i date a penguin?

  • Göran Isacson

    Is the rerelease also getting on Steam? Because I need me some new scenarios, I do. Don’t even care what it’s about, it’s Hatoful Boyfriend and that’s all I need to know.

  • Xenos

    japan pls

  • Mordina

    So many laughs and feels… I will get it again and experience all these emotions again!

  • I got the collector’s edition!

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