The Good Life debut trailer features cats, a killer, and strange English villagers

Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro's new game The Good Life is a mystery-RPG set in a small town in England called Rainy Woods—the "happiest town in the world," so its residents claim. That may have something to do with the fact that they all turn into cats at night. Why does this happen? That's the tricky part.

It's not hereditary: Naomi, the game's lead character, is a photographer from New York, and she experiences the change too. The townsfolk can't explain it, because they can't remember any of their nighttime adventures. Something in the water, perhaps? Or could it be connected to that strange lady in the lake? 

"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 studio said. "The town becomes a very different place at night, as certain secret paths, rooftops, and attics can only be accessed by cats." 

It's a weird one for sure, and I really don't know what to make of it yet, but Swery said on Twitter that he hopes to have more to show at PAX West on September 2—which is also when The Good Life Fig campaign begins. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.