SEGA has announced The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, a free-to-play visual novel available now for PC via Steam. The game takes place on Amy Rose’s birthday, and she’s hosting a murder mystery party on the Mirage Express, where Sonic the Hedgehog becomes the game’s victim. The game is not a Sonic Team title, but a “labor of love” from “a host of amazingly talented people who are just as passionate about Sonic as [they] are.” A launch trailer was also released.
The full details via the game’s Steam page:
It’s Amy Rose’s birthday, and she’s hosting a murder mystery party on the Mirage Express! When Sonic the Hedgehog becomes the game’s victim, everyone is off to get to the bottom of things. However, something feels a bit off—is this really an innocent game or is something more sinister afoot?
Join the colorful cast of the Sonic the Hedgehog series in an exciting new adventure!
New and Familiar Faces – Interrogate some of your favorite characters as you figure out what happened to Sonic. Play as a new character who is starting their first day working on the Mirage Express, and meet the kind Conductor who is finally retiring from his long run with the train!
All Aboard! – Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Mirage Express, featuring fully hand-drawn landscapes and characters.
Canon or Headcanon? – You know what they say: everything is canon*.
*This is not a Sonic Team title, but we strongly believe in the power of headcanon!
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