The Good Life sets a launch date for October 15

The Good Life delayed

Welcome to The Good Life

It’s been a long time coming, but this fall, The Good Life will finally be in town. The latest from Hidetaka Suehiro, or “Swery,” and the team at White Owls hits on Oct. 15, 2021.

To coincide with the news, publisher Playism and White Owls put out a new trailer, highlighting what The Good Life is. Playing as photographer Naomi, you can run around the world taking pictures and interacting with locals, while also investigating the town’s mysteries. Especially the whole cats-and-dogs transformation thing.

The Good Life has been circling around for some time, with a relaunched Kickstarter and a few delays, the most recent one pushing it into this fall window. It’s been a bit of a road to get to this release date.

That said, it’s also looking pretty interesting. Going back through old trailers and screenshots, the difference between each iteration of The Good Life that’s publicly surfaced is pretty notable.

It’s also a good time for photography sim-style games in general. Games like New Pokemon Snap and Umurangi Generation have really reignited my interest in virtual snapshots, and the promise of a mystery to solve and some weirdness to work through certainly intrigues me.

With just a few weeks to go now until its new launch date, I’m sure longtime backers are looking forward to seeing what The Good Life is like too. We’ll get some answers when The Good Life hits Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on Oct. 15.

Eric Van Allen