The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog Steam 1

No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag: The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is a free visual novel available to download right now from Steam. The point-and-click adventure takes place on Amy Rose’s birthday, where she hosts a murder mystery for all her friends aboard an exotic cruise liner named the Mirage Express.

“Fans can play as a new character who is starting their first day at work on the Mirage Express,” the blurb explains. “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 favourite characters from the Sonic series, you’ll ask yourself if this really is an innocent game, or perhaps, something more sinister.”

SEGA’s obviously having a bit of a fun with this, but reaction to the release has been overwhelmingly positive, and the word is this is genuinely well-executed. Will you be taking a trip aboard the Mirage Express this weekend? Find out whodunnit in the comments section below.