Bird Dating Sim Hatoful Boyfriend Not Hatching Until September 4th

By Chris Priestman . August 24, 2014 . 3:31pm

The remake of Hato Moa’s avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend remake was due to be released on Steam on August 21st, but it has since been delayed until September 4th.


Publisher Devolver Digital announced the delay earlier this week, stating that co-developer Mediatonic needed to polish the game a little more before it hatches. Devolver also released a new picture to illustrate its statement that features a bird’s egg in its nest cracking as the hatchling inside is about to break out.


Hatoful Boyfriend has you play as the only human accepted into St. PigeoNation’s Institute, which is a high school for talented birds. It’s a dating sim that has you attending class and flirting with the pigeons and your other feathered classmates. Hato Moa has created a new scenario with an “Azami special ending” for this remake.


You can currently pre-purchase Hatoful Boyfriend on Steam at a discounted price of $8.99. The Collector’s Edition is also available for pre-purchase for $13.49, and comes with the game, the soundtrack, an exclusive comic from Hato Moa, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san, and a St. Pigoenations Schoolbook.


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  • KingGunblader

    Man, this delay really ruffles my feathers.

  • Lovebirds?

  • AuraGuyChris

    Eeeeeeeh, what?

    • Hound

      It’s a parody of otome games (featuring various puns and parodies of anime & manga situations throughout.)

      My sister claims “it’s quite the hoot.”

      • KingGunblader

        I bet she’ll be tweeting about it for weeks.

  • magicalfollower

    Man, I’d love to see IGN rate this game!

    • Hound

      Aw.. I was just reminded of how most Steam games aren’t rated by the ESRB. I’d love to see their summary XD.

  • Snorlaxation

    Between P4’s Teddie, and now this? I really have to brush up on my animal puns…

  • MasterScrub

    Wow, only $9? That’s pretty cheep.

  • Serph

    Japan is unpredictable.

  • mckun

    I’m buying this game. Despite it seemly leery its actually a hoot. The storyline is pretty solid and uhhh there are ‘sorta humanoid forms’ of the birds but for the most part you are talking to large birds as a human girl.

  • Sp4rkfist

    Bravo, great,… now where is my alpaca dating sim?

  • Pinkemon

    For those wondering what the heck this is, it’s an affectionate parody of otome games where you date guys in that the dateable guys are all otome game character archetypes(The childhood friend, the casanova, the teacher, etc.) except that they’re also birds. Though, they’re still pretty likable in their own right and the alternate main story is pretty darn emotional for something from a dating sim parody.

  • Lloyd Christmas

    Okay, I’ve seen everything now.

  • NyaBoy

    yaoi pigeon game ?

    • Lumi

      Otome pigeon game.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Surprisingly, this game is also going to be released on GOG and Humble.

  • I…er…what? A boy is dating a bird? I’m all for love and equality but…this is a bit much.

    • Dystopiq

      It’s a Parody game.

  • Göran Isacson

    Whatever time these lunatics need in order to deliver what may be one of the funniest (and most bizarrely compelling) games out there at its best possible condition, they can have. I’ll be waiting with my wallet as eager and open as a whole flock of seagulls.

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