Sonic The Hedgehog Declared Defunct

If the events of the new game The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog are to be taken seriously, then Sonic The Hedgehog might be officially dead!

The new murder mystery game was launched today, April 1st. So that is important to take into consideration.

But, on the other hand… it is also a very real, very playable game that has been published by SEGA themselves.

So while you won’t wanna necessarily consider the events of this new April Fool’s title to be Sonic mainline canon, it’s most definitely part of the real Sonic franchise.

The description on the Steam page for this game even reads: “You know what they say: everything is canon”.

But they are quick to clarify: The Sonic Team did not develop this video game.

April Fool’s jokes or not – this is a real Sega game, a real Sonic game, and you can really play it right now.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog
Image Source: Sega

Mysteries about the game and its suspicious April 1st release aside, what is The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog exactly?

Well, it’s basically a murder mystery that takes place on a train during Amy Rose’s birthday party.

So it’s basically the Sonic version of Murder on the Orient Express.

Game play is basically dialogue driven point-and-click type stuff. And it’s all about the mystery of Sonic’s “murder”, and a classic whodunit?.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog
Image Source: Sega

The game’s artwork is absolutely stunning, and they had a great group of artists create hand drawn characters and scenes.

In fact, I first learned about the game because one of the artists shared it on their twitter page.

The game is not incredibly long, so you can sit down and play through the whole experience in one short sitting.

Which will be quite nice, since we wanna find out if our favorite blue hedgehog is actually dead or not.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is available on the Steam store now for both PC and MacOS.

Oh, and it’s entirely free! So there’s really no reason you shouldn’t check this new unusual Sonic game out.

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Update at 3:06 - 31/07/2023
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