“What is the hardest case to solve?” asks Square Enix, in a slightly creepy email sent out earlier today. And, honestly, I’m not sure. The Ripper murders? Why it’s always one sock that goes missing? A suitcase made out of Rubik’s cubes?
Turns out that all of these mysteries (or, more likely, entirely different mysteries) may be popping up in a forthcoming game. The email itself – which also contained an image broken into small chunks – was sent from an address linked to murdered.com, which looks to be a teaser site for a forthcoming PC/360/PS3 game and currently displays little more than an image of a rain-spattered road with a bell drawn on it in chalk.
Judging by the address, chances are good that this is a tease for Murdered: Soul Suspect, a name that Square Enix trademarked in December of last year. Looks a bit Condemned to me, with the name and images hinting at both gritty detective stuff and something slightly supernatural, but for all I know it could turn out to be a dating sim.
Let’s hope it’s a dating sim. That way we’d know that the hardest case to solve is why a dating sim’s marketing campaign started off like this.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.