Murdered: Square Want You To Solve Your Own Murder

By John Walker on February 20th, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about Square’s just-announced tease for a game called Murdered: Soul Suspect, is that they managed to secure murdered.com for it. I say that because we know literally nothing else about the game at this point, beyond a gloopy CGI teaser, and the news that it’s coming to PC, 360 and PS3 in early 2014. Oh, and the notion that you’re solving your own murder. I wasn’t even feeling ill.

The teaser appears to have been the end goal of an ARG Square were running, also called Murdered. Someone looked at enough meta information and solved enough rot-13 codes or whatever, and now we can see…

To which I respond: NEW IP! WOO! It’s a shame the title makes it sound like a hidden object game, but hopefully once we see something of it we can shake that. Right now, there’s literally no more information, not even a developer.

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  1. MuscleHorse says:

    Do people generally feel ill before being murdered?

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      Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

      I can tell you’ve never come down with a mild case of murder before.

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        Gap Gen says:

        I was feeling a bit murdered yesterday but it seems to have mostly cleared up today.

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          Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

          I hope you didn’t take antibiotics, most murder just gets better on its own, and antibiotic-resistant murder is becoming a real problem these days.

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            Gap Gen says:

            I did take a couple of paracetamol, but you’re right; I live in France, where doctors are apparently pretty bad about handing out antibiotics for a simple throat murder.

          • Askeladd says:

            Recently the pharma industry is under suspicion of producing those resistant murderers.
            There’s proof.

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      Llewyn says:

      Only if they’ve been licking their wallpaper.

    • Droopy The Dog says:

      Don’t worry about any nausea you may be feeling spam-bot… Nothing untoward is afoot I assure you.

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    phlebas says:

    Solving your own murder? Do you get to superglue yourself to Meg Ryan along the way?

    • frightlever says:

      There was a time when that would have been a more attractive prospect than it is now.

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    Lambchops says:

    I’ve got soul but I’m not a suspect
    I’ve got soul but I’m not a suspect

  4. Low Life says:

    I keep seeing games being called hidden object games. Is this just a silly name for that part of point-and-click adventure games where you need to systematically drag your cursor all over the screen to see when it changes, allowing you to interact with something?

  5. LennyLeonardo says:

    “The hardest murder to solve is your own.”

    I’m no detective, but I would think that it would be the easiest.

  6. Guvornator says:

    Murder solved! I had a hit taken out on me for having small breasts…

    ( http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/12/04/hijinks-square-say-threaten-hits-on-your-friends/ just in case you were wondering what I’m banging on about)

  7. Kollega says:

    “The hardest murder to solve is your own.” No shit, Sherlock. Most people are generally incapable of solving their own murders, one way or another.

    Jest aside: this concept certainly has been done before, but it’s still uncommon enough to sound interesting. It’s not my genre, though, so i probably won’t be buying it.

    • Magnusm1 says:

      Would you please tell me what genre this is?

      • Kollega says:

        The justifiably sarcastic genre.

        And in seriousness, i assume it’s some sort of mixture between a serious adventure game and an RPG. And that’s not what i like most, for better or for worse.

  8. Koozer says:

    Quick, everyone go and play Ghost Trick!

    • SF Legend says:

      Everyone go play it twice so you can properly appreciate all the foreshadowing that game does.

    • Low Life says:

      Hey, I just played that a couple of months ago! It was a lovely game, with just the right amount of silliness (the same silliness that made me love the Ace Attorney series).

    • SominiTheCommenter says:

      Amazing game really. The dog is my favourite character. Or Cabanela.

    • Jahkaivah says:

      Yeah I’m not playing this game unless there is a mod which gives the main character a sharp red suit, pointy blonde hair and a snazzy pair of shades.

  9. johnki says:

    Didn’t Shadow of Memories/Shadow of Destiny already do this?

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      strangeloup says:

      There’s a blast from the past! That was actually one of the first games I got for the PS2, back in 2001 or whatever mist-shrouded realm of ancient history it was. Certainly a very interesting game, if not without it’s flaws.

      Never did manage to finish it, as it was somewhat obscure at points. Maybe I should see if I still have it.

    • Zyrxil says:

      Yes, and I think it’s one of the best adventure games I’ve ever played. It’s an excellent plot concept that is intriguing from the beginning.

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    Lars Westergren says:

    “The hardest back to scratch is your own.”

  11. Turkey says:

    I’ve heard of a murder simulator, but a murdered simulator?!?!!??!?….

    • Turkey says:

      Also, for some reason I thought that the deal with the game was that they’d figured out a way of superimposing your face on the murder victim and that’s why his face looked so weird.

      • Askis says:

        So if you take a picture of some ink blotches, you can be a ghost Rorschach?

  12. InternetBatman says:

    I demand that they get actors from Sunset Boulevard for this!

  13. guygodbois00 says:

    Murdered: Boredom Suspected

  14. Bhazor says:

    OH NO! HIPSTER MURDERER ON THE LOOSE!

    Also: this sounds like Ghost Trick.

    • Droopy The Dog says:

      I think you’re confused about the man in the vest’s part in all this.

      …Also, it’s not hipster if your life is a noir supernatural detective thriller.

  15. HilariousCow says:

    GHOST DAD 2

  16. RagingLion says:

    Does anyone else see Peter Andre in that Youtube still?

  17. crinkles esq. says:

    I read this first as “Murdered Square Wants You To Solve Its Own Murder”. I think I’d quite like that game better.

  18. abandonhope says:

    This sounds like a terrible show coming to CBS in the spring. Not one in particular, just like all of them.

  19. The Random One says:

    Looks like the gritty prequel to the Blackwell games.

  20. Secatus says:

    Concept sounds just a little bit like Discworld: Noir to me….