Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star goes into "full on comedy aspects"
Where the original kept a straight face, the sequel goes darker and even more bonkers.
Surely you haven't gotten your fill of pigeon dating just yet, have you? In Holiday Star we're getting a holiday-themed sequel to the world's premiere pigeon dating sim and we caught up with producer Luke Borrett to learn more.
"This game is a culmination of side stories," says Borrett. "Catching up with the characters we know and love from the original and I think it's a good jumping on point for people who aren't familiar with the original cause it's just so bonkers. It really leans into the craziness. The first one was very straight faced, it played around with the anime tropes and cliches. But it was doing so with a straight face sort of snicker at the fact that look they're pictures of birds. Whereas here we're going more into the full on comedy aspects. It's holiday themed as the first episode is the Christmas Thieves with two hybrid bird lab experiment creatures obsessed with Christmas and stealing it."
Mediatonic hopes to have Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star ready for release this winter (either late this year, or early next) on PC, PS4 and PS Vita. The original game launched on PS4 and PS Vita earlier this week.