Sega came out today Killing Sonic the Hedgehoga visual novel now available on PC via Steam featuring characters from the popular franchise.

While it’s an April Fool’s prank that the Sonic Social team describes as a labor of love, it’s actually a real game that you can download on Steam and play it even got its launch trailer, which you can check out below.


Killing Sonic the Hedgehog Set during Amy Rose’s birthday on the Mirage Express (which arrives with a conductor who is an obvious homage to the late Leiji Matsumoto Galaxy Express 999). Sonic himself becomes the victim of a mysterious murder game, and everyone sets out to solve the case.

Of course, the game is not canon and is not being developed by Sonic Team, although the Sega team notes that they “strongly believe in the power of headcanon.”

If you are more interested real Sonic Games (okay, it’s real, in a way, but you know what I mean), Sega recently announced Sonic Origins Plus for PS5, PS4, Xbox, Switch and PC. It contains the original Sonic Origins expansion pack Sonic the Hedgehog 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic CDand also adds 12 emulated Game Gear games as well as a few goodies.