SEGA’s April Fool’s Day surprise might drown out all others: it just stealth-dropped The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, a totally free murder mystery game available for PC (Windows and macOS) via Steam that kills the famous blue hedgehog and asks players to figure out whodunnit. Check out the launch trailer for this strange, intriguing new visual novel:
SEGA recently teased a “new direction” for the Sonic the Hedgehog series, but I’m not sure anyone predicted this. This quirky point-and-click adventure kicks off with a murder mystery game aboard the Mirage Express to celebrate Amy Rose’s birthday. As the trailer makes abundantly clear, the game turns out to be anything but: Sonic is discovered keeled over, dead on the floor. The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog tasks players with interrogating members of Sonic’s crew to get to the bottom of the hedgehog’s untimely demise.
Steam users have given The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog overwhelmingly positive reviews so far, with many praising its story and platforming elements and deeming it a cult classic in the making! Given that The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog costs absolutely nothing, visual novel and Sonic the Hedgehog fans probably owe it to themselves to grab SEGA’s stunning April Fool’s Day drop.