Square Enix released more details about supernatural mystery game Murdered: Soul Suspect today. Set in Salem, Massachusetts (Witch Central) Murdered stars ghost detective Ronan O'Connor. As if being brutally killed isn't rough enough, O'Connor finds himself stuck in the purgatory world of Dusk, and will only get to R.I.P. once he unearths the dastard that killed him and brings him or her to justice - from beyond the grave, somehow.
Thankfully, through his ghostly abilities O'Connor can read the minds of the living, as well as question some of Salem's non-living souls scattered about the afterlife. The "demonic spirits," however, sound like they won't respond to interrogations so well.
Murdered is set for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC early next year. While this story trailer sets the scene, we've not seen much of the game as yet. However, our honed detective instincts (and the video) suggest we should find out more in a week's time.
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT sees players take the role of Ronan O'Connor, a detective with a checkered past, whose life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Unable to move on and stuck in the limbo world of Dusk, he won't find peace until he can bring his killer to justice from the afterlife.
Using his new-found supernatural abilities, Ronan is free to explore the town of Salem, Massachusetts, from his shadowy afterlife. Unable to communicate with the detectives on his case, Ronan must read the minds of the living, influencing their thoughts and actions. As part of his investigation, he must interrogate the ghosts of Salem's past citizens to piece together the puzzle, while battling demonic spirits to save his soul and uncover the shocking truth about who is responsible for his death.