Bad news everyone, Sonic the Hedgehog has just died.
At least in this new Sonic game developed by the social media team behind Sonic the Hedgehog, it’s true. Presented by the Sonic Social team, a spinoff game that covers the murder mystery of who took out the Blue Blur is available on Steam. Much like what took out the hedgehog, this game appeared without warning on the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account.
The Sonic Social team proudly presents: The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog!
A brand new Sonic game. Available right now. On Steam. For FREE! pic.twitter.com/qOsvdwCU2b
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) March 31, 2023
I love it when the Sonic Twitter team takes a few liberties. For those not in the know, the Sonic social media team that runs Twitter is a little more than just socially aware. The team understands what they run social media for, that is to say one of the most beat-up, but iconic faces on the internet. So naturally, the team itself amid announcements has not only become a meme-generating force to be looked out for, but a team that tries to (more or less) understand what its audience wants.
Sometimes that comes out in beloved memes that the community happily shares. Other times that reveals itself through art and feedback directed toward developers. And other times still we get…a brand new Sonic game where Sonic straight-up dies.
Yeah, the tone of the trailer is incredibly self-aware, taking notes from overzealous fans who like to put the hedgehog in hot water as much as possible with his stories. For those of us who just like to see the content of the blue hedgehog and his friends, this cute little game comes as a welcome pre-April fools joke. Except, it’s not really a joke anymore now is it?
Who Murdered Sonic the Hedgehog?
The new murder mystery Sonic game, The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, is a free game that’s out on Steam now. Players work to solve the mystery surrounding Sonic’s apparent murder, playing minigames and talking things through with a robust cast.
To start solving the mystery for yourself, you can go on Steam and get the game now for free.