The Good Life, the latest games from Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro, finally has a confirmed, solid release date. After several painful delays for fans (and obviously for the developers behind the game), The Good Life will release on 15th October 2021 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Announced in September 2017 and originally expected in Spring 2020, The Good Life has been delayed several times. The extended development time has allowed SWERY and the team at White Owls to grow the scope of the game and how they cater to different audiences. last delay (to summer 2021) let them have English and American voice actors for their respective characters, better English localisation and support for moore languages.
The most recent delay came back in June, with the unusual situation where the game also hopped between publishers – originally queued up with The Irregular Corporation, it’s now being published by Playism.
Playism’s Shunji Mizutani said at the time, “I am extremely honored to once again receive the opportunity to work together on another “Swery game”. We are going to put every effort into ensuring that players around the globe are able to play the best version of this game possible. We hope you’ll bear with us till it’s ready for release.”
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 off her debts. 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 and getting to the dark truth behind the “happiest town in the world”. You’ll have to race against the clock to do so, while taking on various odd jobs such as milk delivery, sheep shearing and more. Oh, and the moonlight turns all the townspeople (including Naomi) into either cats or dogs once a month. So there’s that as well…
Source: press release