SEGA has gone all out for its April Fools gag this year, bringing us an actual video game release in the form of The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, which is out right now on PC via Steam.
It’s a murder-mystery adventure game set on The Mirage Express, and it’s genuinely a bit of fun for a lazy Saturday on the ol’ PC. Kudos to SEGA for actually delivering a real product for their gag (much like our mates at EB Games) but doubly so for giving us something that’s actually worth checking out.
There’s even a whole launch trailer and everything. What fun!
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 & 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!
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!