In a very sudden, very confusing surprise, Sega has shadow dropped a new Sonic the Hedgehog game for PC and Mac. The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, as baffling as that sounds, is a free murder mystery game on Steam you can download and play right now. The point-and-click adventure puts you amid the Sonic cast on a murder mystery party aboard the Mirage Express to celebrate Amy Rose’s birthday, but — gasp — the game turns out to be real as Sonic is found keeled over, dead on the floor.
While I’m not a fan of dumb April Fool’s jokes, I’m all for fun and bizarre headcanon exercises. So kudos to Sega for going above and above — a day early, mind you — to not just release that ridiculous trailer for this game but to actually develop the darn game and put it out there for free so people can enjoy it.