This weird game involving a post-apocalyptic world where dating birds is the norm is coming to a console near you.
It’s called Hatoful Boyfriend, and it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans date birds — and now, after being released to critical acclaim in September on Steam, it will be available on PlayStation 4 and Vita on July 21.
Hatoful Boyfriend is actually fairly simple: a human girl is living in a post-apocalyptic world where birds rule the world, and is trying to endure high school life, according to an Engadget report.
The game is actually a few years old, with the free version released back in July of 2011 before it was remade and re-released in September.
The full name of the game is “Hatoful Boyfriend: A School of Hope and White Wings.” It is a Japanese visual novel that was developed by a manga artist, with a free version of the game released that year before full commercial release in October 2011 and an English language version in February 2012.
It is a text-based novel with a branching plot line, with decisions affecting the possible outcomes. Pigeons and other birds are the major characters in the game. You play is the only human attending St. PigeoNation’s Institute, which is an elite school. She falls in love with the birds she goes to school with.
Although it doesn’t sound like the kind of game that would win accolades, reviewers have actually showered the game with praise, saying it had surprising depth in its writing and storyline.
A new character named Tohri, another bird, will be available in the coming sequel “Holiday Star,” introducing a new story path.
Once the dating path is exhausted, the story gets dark, so be warned if you’re new to the series.