Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro has confirmed that The Good Life, first revealed back in
2021 in 2018, will be releasing in Summer 2021. This news comes following the announcement that The Good Life has found a publisher in Irregular Corporation which is based in London. The Good Life has been delayed before as a release was initially set for Spring 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A Switch release has also been confirmed.
Update: Of course the game was not revealed in 2021. That’s the future!
The extended time will allow the developers to have the English characters voiced by English voice actors, American characters to be voiced by American voice actors, English localisation that is proofread so it reads correctly, support for more languages in the text and user interface, in depth bug checking, and other improvements. SWERY finished the update by saying:
Personally, I want to deliver The Good Life to you all as quickly as possible. But I also understand after working on it so hard for such a long time that just a little more TLC will make it a lot better overall in the end. That’s why I hope you’ll give us all the time to further polish what we’ve built up.
I hope these feelings can reach everyone!!
I also hope from the bottom of my heart that you’ll keep cheering us on.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!
And on a last note, please note that we’re planning to send out the surveys for the campaign (asking things such as your choice of hoodie design, or the address to deliver your Collector’s edition) in the second half of January 2021. We’ll inform you of the details in a later update.
In The Good Life you’ll play as Naomi, a journalist from New York who’s decided to move to the British town of Rainy Woods in order to pay of her debt. The only way to do that is to take pictures of the many strange and unusual happenings in the town, solving a murder mysteries along the way. You can also take on various odd jobs, such as milk delivery, sheep shearing and more. The game’s story and what happens to its inhabitants will change based on your actions and interactions. The weirdest thing about the town? The moonlight turns all the townspeople (including Naomi) into either cats or dogs once a month.