Sonic is dead! It is up to you to solve the mystery of his murder. The best part is this brand-new game from SEGA is free on Steam. The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog may partially exist as an April Fools’ joke, but it’s also a real game you can play. We feel delighted about it. Take a look at The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s trailer and delight in all its silly fun.

A release shares more about this Sonic murder mystery:

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog – a visual novel, point-and-click adventure taking place on Amy’s birthday where she hosts a murder mystery party for all her friends aboard the Mirage Express. 

Fans can play as a new character who is starting their first day at work on the Mirage Express. When Sonic becomes the game’s victim, everyone works to solve the mystery behind his murder. As you uncover the truth, while interrogating some of your favorite characters from the Sonic series, you’ll ask yourself if this really is an innocent game, or perhaps, something more sinister…

New Sonic murder mystery game The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is a fun April Fools prank
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Well, we can definitely tell this is not an innocent game. But what it is, is an innocent April Fools’ Joke. Because even though The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog captures the ridiculous spirit of the holiday, no one actually becomes the fool. The game actually exists and we can all laugh together as we embark on its Knives Out meets Sonic story.

As the trailer’s description shares:

This project has been a labor of love from the Sonic Social team and a host of amazingly talented people who are just as passionate about Sonic as we are. Thank you so much for being a part of this with us, and we hope you all enjoy!

And honestly, we can all feel good about this.