Sega releases new game titled The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (yes, really)

The Murder Of Sonic The Hedgehog Game Tails Amy

Believe it or not, a new Sonic game just came out today, and it certainly stands out. This game, which adopts the title The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, functions as a murder mystery visual novel experience developed by the official Sonic the Hedgehog social media team. Although the timing of this release the day before April Fools was almost certainly intentional, make no mistake; this is no mere prank. The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog really does unironically exist as an actual game, and you can download it right now on Steam without having to pay a cent.

According to the Steam page, The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog sets its story within the Mirage Express, where Amy Rose holds her birthday festivities. Much of the Sonic cast has come aboard to celebrate, and Amy decides to make things interesting by holding a murder mystery party. As this goes on, the player discovers Sonic lying on the ground seemingly dead, inadvertently kicking Amy’s murder mystery game into high gear. But is this part of the game, or has Sonic truly died? Does this train house a nefarious plot waiting to be uncovered?

Truly a conundrum

Players control a rookie dining car worker thrust right into the middle of this bizarre investigation. To discover what really happened to Sonic, players need to interrogate his friends and gather any clues they may provide. As this all goes down, players can soak in the train’s atmosphere and admire the surprisingly high-quality hand-drawn artwork.

Given the Sonic social media team’s penchant for memes and deep-cut references, The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog contains numerous nods to many a Sonic game in addition to other Sonic-related media. Knuckles, for instance, wears a hat that looks exactly like the one he wore in the 1996 Sonic OVA, which already makes the game worth playing in my book.

Daniel Pinheiro
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Daniel is a Contributing Writer who has been with PC Invasion since June 2021. A recipient of a master's degree in Community Journalism from the University of Alabama, he holds a deep passion for the gaming medium and the impact it can have on our lives. He is open to all kinds of genres, but has a particular affinity for platformers and beat 'em ups (or brawlers, or hack and slash, or character action, or whatever else you prefer to call them). In his spare time, he loves playing franchises like Mario, Kirby, Zelda, Tekken, and Devil May Cry. He also loves to travel and listen to multiple hours-long video essays back-to-back.