Avian-friendly Devolver Digital and Mediatonic announced today that Hato Moa’s Hatoful Boyfriend, the world’s greatest pigeon dating story ever told, will arrive on the PlayStation4 and PlayStation Vita in early 2015 for £6.99/€7.99/$9.99. A launch party is currently being planned in front of a bench in Central Park with a bar serving a range of high-end breadcrumbs.
Mediatonic’s interactive adaptation of the Pigeon Fancying classic is based on Hato Moa‘s seminal visual novel, exploring the struggles and insecurities of the only human student’s search for love at a prestigious school for birds. Romantics will encounter a feathered cast of characters and try to coo a suitable love interest. Those with darker tastes might discover something altogether more sinister. Follow your heart as you choose your path and go on starry-eyed dates, but be wary of fowl twists and turns along the way that could turn your love life upside down.
Hato Moa, creator of Hatoful Boyfriend and pigeon romance visionary commented,
“I never dreamt when I first made Hatoful Boyfriend I’d see it on PlayStation. Thanks to the amazing fans and Mediatonic, I hope now even more people will discover pigeon love… All you need is dove.
Adapted from graphic novel form, the PC version of Hatoful Boyfriend was released into the wild earlier this year to astonishing critical acclaim.
Fork Parker, Devolver CFO, CEO, OOH, offered “All y’all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardian to magically appear and buy my pigeon dating simulator. It’s the only sensible thing to do.”
Rocksteady Studios has been a quiet for a little while but today they are back and have brought a new shiny gameplay trailer for the final chapter in their Batman Arkham series ‘Arkham Knight’.
ACE Chemicals Part 1: Infiltration the first of three new gameplay videos from Batman™: Arkham Knight. All feature Batman learning about his new foe— the Arkham Knight—as he enters ACE Chemicals. The video highlights new game features including the new “Fear Takedown” maneuver, as well as the seamless integration of the Batmobile into gameplay and Combat Mode.
By taking part in a simple voting survey, fans will get the chance to help choose the name for the fourth Monster that will challenge all hunters when the game is released in early 2015.
Chris Aston, from Turtle Rock, has given some insight into how the monsters in the game are developed:
“We start with a theme. Then we go through a brainstorm and think about the gameplay style and some abilities we want to emphasize around that theme. We hope to have more than four abilities and refine them down. So, for example, when we started with Goliath, all we knew is that we wanted a brawler. We didn’t know what it’d look like or what its abilities would be – we just wanted a soldier. An all-around Fighter. That design goes to a concept artist and they start to bring that to life. After we have a monster locked down visually, then we think about how its abilities will look and how they will behave. Then that gets concepted.
Then we start prototyping. A lot of times we’ll prototype stuff on the code side at the same time those concepts will start going into production and start to model the character.
An engineer will start to prototype with placeholders – like subbing in Goliath and odd objects. We’ll code up everything and way before the monster’s actually built, we’re playtesting and start testing all the abilities to find the ones working really well.”
This 4th Monster is the exclusive one gamers will get by pre-ordering the game, and is still very much in development. But it is a great way to engage EVOLVE’s community by giving them the chance to name this beast. Follow the link in their tweet above for more information and the link to the voting page!
Last week saw GTA V re-released for new gen consoles and it has immediately taken the top spot from Call of Duty and becomes the best selling video game ever. Far Cry 4 also goes straight in at the number 2 spot whilst ‘Dragon Age Inquisition’ takes spot number 5.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is a new six part episodic game series set in the world of HBO’s groundbreaking TV show.
This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart.
You will take on the role of different members of the Forrester household, and determine their fate through the choices you make; your actions and decisions will change the story around you.
- Developed by the creators of the award-winning The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, and The Wolf Among Us
- Meet and interact with characters from HBO’s hit TV show
- Visit King’s Landing, The Wall and other familiar locations
- Feel what it is like to play the Game of Thrones, where you win… or you die
With the release of the final chapter in the Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit Trilogy’ with ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ in December, a very special musical tribute has been released to mark the conclusion of the entire Tolkien Saga of filming both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies. Sung and performed by Billy Boyd, who played the role of Pippin in the Lord of The Rings, ‘Last Goodbye’ is a tribute the films:
It is a beautiful song that is as much a good bye to New Zealand, to all the actors and crew who helped make ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ but it also feels like a personal thank you and goodbye to all the fans who have followed the films both in the cinema and at home. A very fitting tribute.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) today released video game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The critically-acclaimed game, recently released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Steam, is being hailed for its innovative Nemesis System, which allows each player to orchestrate their unique plan of attack on Sauron’s forces and create their own personal nemesis.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Steam.