Murdered: Soul Suspect set in Salem, Mass.?

Square Enix teases upcoming console and PC game could be set in seaside New England city famous for witch trials.


Murdered: Soul Suspect could be set, at least partially, in Salem, Massachusetts. A tweet from the game's official Twitter account reads "Evidence: Salem MA USA."

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Inputting "salemmausa" into the game's teaser website yields an MP3 file with the sound of breaking glass and a thump at the end. This matches up with last week's teaser image (below right), which showed a man lying in the street with broken pieces of glass around him.

In addition, the teaser image feature various references to seaside activities, like fishing. This also aligns with the game--or at least the scene in question--being set in Salem, Mass., as the city is set next to the Atlantic Ocean.

Salem, Mass. is most widely known as the location of the Salem witch trials in 1692, where those convicted of witchcraft were publicly executed.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC and will have players solving "possibly the hardest case of all," according to Square Enix.

No developer or release date for Murdered: Soul Suspect was provided. It is possible the game could be from Eidos Montreal or Crystal Dynamics, both of which are currently working on unannounced projects.

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