The Good Life has found a new publisher in Playism, and has a new release window.
The Good Life is being developed by White Owls and led by Swery, creator of Deadly Premonition, and Yukio Futatsugi, creator of Panzer Dragoon and Phantom Dust.
Originally slated for release this summer, along with a new publisher, the game has been pushed into fall 2021.
In the game, you play as journalist Naomi Hayward who is drowning in debt. To help pay the bills, she has accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to “uncover the mystery of a small English town” called Rainy Woods.
Over time, her investigations uncover the village’s two hidden secrets – that people transform into dogs and cats every night, and that someone in the community is a murderer.
Naomi herself eventually becomes able to transform into a cat or dog. Turning into a cat will gain you the ability to jump and climb. Transforming into a dog will allow you to use your acute sense of smell to track the town’s residents.
You can switch between the three forms in order to use your abilities to solve the various mysteries and incidents you’ll face.
Along with solving a mystery and taking pictures, you will be able to grow vegetables in your garden, brush up on culinary skills, explore, and go to the local pub and have drinks. You can even ride a sheep.
The Good Life is coming to Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.