Late last week, Square Enix launched a creepy guerilla marketing campaign for a mysterious new murder-related game, slated for release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. It all began with a tweet from @Murdered (I’m super surprised that handle hadn’t been nabbed already), but with the Internet being what it is, it didn’t take long to get the full picture. Just when things start to get spooky, Square Enix reveals that the mysterious game is something called Murdered: Soul Suspect! So yeah, mystery solved, I guess? More after the jump.
Soul Suspect is “an exciting new game from Square Enix which challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all.” So long as this case is a lot more difficult to solve than that weak promotional ARG, than I’m all in.
What makes this game especially interesting is the distinct feeling I get that it could be a gritty and atmospheric horror game along the same lines as Condemned. Look at this picture and tell me you don’t get strong horror vibes from it.
There’s no denying that it evokes a very unsettling feeling, as a corpse lying on the asphalt at night probably should. The creepy atmosphere is definitely there. My only question is whether or not this has anything to do with those Blood Masque domains Square Enix purchased last week. Maybe that’s the name of the killer?
For more info, though there isn’t much of anything on it now, check out the game’s website.