The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog – free murder mystery visual novel now available for PC

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"Is this really an innocent game or is something more sinister afoot?"

SEGA has announced The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, a free visual novel available now for PC via Steam. It takes place on on Amy’s birthday, where she hosts a murder mystery party for all her friends aboard the Mirage Express.

The project is described as a “labor of love” from the Sonic social media team, as well as “a host of amazingly talented people who are just as passionate about Sonic as [they] are.”

Here is an overview of the game, via its 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!

Key Features

  • 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!

Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Announce Trailer

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