The lights are on
Developer Blue Isle Studios is bringing its survival horror game Slender: The Arrival to Steam on October 28. The Steam release includes extended levels and a new character. The developer also said that it is planning to bring the game to consoles in the first quarter of 2014, but did not specify which consoles.
Slender: The Arrival is a sequel to the wildly popular (and free) Slender: Eight Pages. The sequel expands on the story from the first game, revealing more about the terrifying Slender Man. This time, players will take control of Laura, an innocent realtor who gets swept into a dark mystery when her friend disappears. Using only a flashlight and camcorder, she must figure out what happened to her friend and escape the relentless Slender Man. The game also supports Oculus Rift for all you masochists out there.
Our TakeI'm not sure if I'll ever be brave enough to play games like Slender or Amnesia, though I appreciate their existence. Being on Steam gives these indie survival horror games more exposure, which is good because independent developers are tackling the genre better than the big studios right now. Also, a Steam game will inevitably go on sale for ridiculously low prices.
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Coming to consoles?! Oh that's fantastic NEWS!
Slenderman games are all over, and most are pretty low quality. In addition, I can appreciate the non-combat experience, but I don't prefer it. I'll be staying away from survival horror games where running is my only line of defense. Not only does it seem like a stretch that people wouldn't fight back when cornered (if you get cornered in Amnesia, for instance, would someone really just stand there and get eaten or would they at least try to punch the things eyes out?)
Mike is right about ridiculous prices though. I expect to see a Steam sale with this for like $2.99 eventually!
OMMFGWTF!!! I will play all the versions of this game! I hope it comes to the Xbox One!!! :D
Pretty cool, and would actually like to see it come to consoles.
This is me after playing this game with Oculus Rift: This is me after playing this game with Oculus Rift: fim.413chan.net/.../131633914922-peter_griffin_ring_m.jpg
I didn't care much for slender. But it lead me to amnesia. So I guess I'm thankful for that.
Get the Oculus Rift and this game, play it with the Rift, turn out the lights and get ready to crap your pants!
I wasn't a huge fan of this one to be honest. It's pretty much just the first one with better graphics.
...and a price tag...
Slender and additional content: three words that together are frightening.
This game looks pretty cool, I'd play it for sure if I was a PC guy.
Finally it's coming to consoles!
This makes me excited. I'm actually working on a Slender Man short story right now.
I can't wait for Halloween! Nothing better than fleeing from faceless enigmas to complete that Halloween feeling.