Hatoful Boyfriend, the game of pigeon love, delayed until September

The sad pigeon-wings of destiny have swooped down on Hatoful Boyfriend , the game of love between birds and the one human who dares go to school among them. It was originally supposed to be out this month , but publisher Devolver Digital revealed today that the egg needs a little more time in the nest.

You should be paying attention to Hatoful Boyfriend because it is a game about dating pigeons—as a human. You're a student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation's school for birds, for reasons which will presumably be made clear in the game (or maybe not), and you must negotiate its halls and unforgiving social strata as you search for love and maintain an acceptable grade point average.

To paraphrase the mighty Samuel L. Jackson , you either want to play that, or you don't. Unfortunately for those in the former camp, you're going to have to wait a bit longer to launch your quest for avian amore . "Hatoful Boyfriend has been delayed just a bit to September 4 as @Mediatonic polishes up the game before it hatches!" Devolver Digital tweeted this afternoon.

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No specific reason for the delay was given, only that it "needs just a smidgen more time in the pigeon nest before it hatches." And I think that's enough bird puns for one day, don't you?

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.