Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s The Good Life is delayed once again.
Swery’s debt repayment RPG has been picked up by publisher Playism, which specialises in bringing indie games from Japan to the west (including Touhou Luna Nights, Fight Crab, La-Mulana 2, Bright Memory, and DEEEER Simulator), and an autumn release date on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One has been announced.
The new trailer is available below:
The Good Life was set to be released this summer by indie publisher The Irregular Corporation.
Swery is best known for directing the cult classic Deadly Premonition and the 2018 film The Missing.
The Good Life is a “daily life RPG” that follows the adventures of Naomi, a New York photojournalist who moves to Rainy Woods, England, to pay off a massive debt. There are numerous work options available to players, including photography, gardening, sheep shearing, jam making, milk delivery, bartending, casino dealing, and even cryptocurrency.
There’s also a grisly murder mystery to solve, as well as townspeople who can magically transform into cats and dogs.
According to the official synopsis, “Naomi herself eventually gains the ability to transform into a cat or dog.”
“Transform into a cat and you’ll be able to jump and climb all over town to explore, or you can transform into a dog and use your keen sense of smell to track down the town’s residents.”
“Utilize your respective abilities as a human, cat, and dog wisely to help you solve the various mysteries and incidents you’ll encounter.”
Yes, that does sound like a Swery game!
When The Good Life successfully met its Kickstarter goal in May 2018 (raising £464,060), it was expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2019. Swery, on the other hand, announced that the development team had postponed the launch until Spring 2020. It was later pushed back to the summer of 2021.
Taking to Twitter, Swery apologised for the latest delay:
And I apologize about changing release date from 2021 summer to 2021 fall. We are working very hard. And we really want to give the best experience to your hand. Therefore please give us a little more while. I love you all!#TheGoodLife
— Hidetaka SWERY Skywalker (@Swery65) June 5, 2021