After a delay earlier this year, Swery’s The Good Life finally has a release date. The new trailer above breaks the news, and shows off all the dog-peeing and cat-scratching antics you’ll get up to when The Good Life releases on October 15.
From the very peculiar mind of Swery, director of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, The Good Life is seemingly a much more colorful and lighthearted adventure through the English countryside. You play as Naomi Hayward, a New York City photographer visiting the sleepy village of Rainy Woods. A mysterious client has asked you to investigate some nefarious happenings, and since you’re in massive debt, you’re in no place to turn them down. Things quickly take a turn for the worse when you discover a dead body in the river with a sword stuck in its belly.
Then there’s the whole thing about Rainy Woods citizens turning into cats or dogs during the night. It’s a Swery game, y’all. Naomi will eventually get the chance to bark or meow her way through Rainy Woods, peeing on sidewalks and hunting mice. The new trailer also shows off a glance of a few quirky characters, including a Sherlock Holmes-type fellow, a hippy woman named the Woodland Witch, and sheep-faced aristocrats.