Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, who fans may recognize as the creator behind Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die has announced the first project with newly-minted studio White Owls will be, of all things, a mystery "daily life" RPG called The Good Life.
The details were shared in a newsletter for the investment crowdfunding site Fig. A campaign for the new title is expected to launch on September 2 at about 7:00 PM PDT which falls right after a PAX West 2017 panel hosted by Swery and some of his development team. We are sure to find a lot more details about the game there.
Here are more details about the game via the newsletter, along with some comments from Swery himself:
Welcome to The Good Life. The game is set in Rainy Woods, the self-proclaimed "happiest town in the world." Here, you'll play as Naomi, a photographer from New York who finds herself stuck in this small town in rural England. She's found a way to pay off the massive debt she's accumulated, but she soon discovers that the town is hiding a very bizarre secret...
At night, all of the town's residents turn into cats. Why does this happen? Is this why everyone in town is so happy? No one seems to remember what they do at night. Naomi is here to find out what's going on in Rainy Woods.
The townspeople aren't the only ones who get to roam around at night as a cat - Naomi does too! Once the sun sets, you'll get to explore Rainy Woods and collect clues and important items connected to the events of the story. The town becomes a very different place at night, as certain secret paths, rooftops, and attics can only be accessed by cats. Take a peek at the campaign page for more gameplay details and be sure to leave your feedback in the comments! Also, we've lowered the minimum investment amount - Fig Game Shares for The Good Life will be $100 per share!
And now, a word from SWERY:
Hello everyone. I'm SWERY, the director of The Good Life.
Last November, I created my new studio, White Owls, and this is our first official announcement. From the bottom of my heart, I feel so proud to be announcing this game with Fig, a next-generation publisher.
This game will inherit the spirit of Deadly Premonition, my most representative work, but it will also feature a brand new style of gameplay. It's a mystery game based on the framework of a 'daily life RPG.' I'm positive that the happiest town in the world and the most bizarre townspeople in the world will capture your heart and pull you deep into their world. Please support The Good Life and help us bring this game to life.
I'm sure this game will make a lot of people happy!
I Love You All!!
Thanks to NeoGAF for the news.