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Hatoful Boyfriend is getting a sequel

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Hatoful Boyfriend

XCOM 2? Fallout 4? Maybe you think that's more than enough long-awaited sequel announcements for one week. I think we can squeeze another in, though, so here's Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star.

It's the sequel to the thoroughly fowl Hatoful Boyfriend—the pigeon dating sim that actually existed and wasn't just a weird dream you had after a particularly lavish Langres cheese bender.

"Hatoful Boyfriend fans will travel to fantastically styled worlds," enthuses the press release, "meet interesting new chickadees, find romance in elegantly designed winter wonderlands and a new mysterious watercolor world."

Despite the new locations, you'll still be catching up with some old friends and discovering side-stories and distractions along the way. Also, looking at the fact sheet, I see this line: "It’s not a Hatoful Boyfriend game without a bit of the bizarre like anime inspired magical girl transformations for all your favourite pigeon boyfriends" So, you know, there's that.

Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star is due out in the autumn.

Update: As pointed out in the comments, Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star has been available in translated form since 2012. The autumn release is for Devolver Digital and Mediatonic's re-mastered edition.

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Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.