Update (Fri 1st Sep, 2023): We've now got a date for this one! Slender: The Arrival's Xbox Series X|S upgrade arrives on October 18th, 2023, although it won't be free - instead, it's available to pre-order from today for £16.74 / $19.99.
Pre-orders also include a free copy of the 2016 Xbox One first-person adventure game, Valley.
You can check out the new trailer above, along with more details below.
"You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is back and scarier than ever with the long-awaited 10th Anniversary Update; a complete visual overhaul of the spine-chilling 2013 release."
"This marks the first time Slender: The Arrival will appear natively on current generation consoles with the opportunity to pre-order today on Xbox Series X|S ($19.99), followed by PlayStation 5 ($19.99) on September 19. As a pre-order bonus, Blue Isle Studios is giving out a free copy of Valley with all pre-orders."
Original story (Fri 28th Jul, 2023): Anybody remember the 'Slender Man' craze way back when? The tall, suited-up spooky boy made his way to Xbox 360 (and eventually Xbox One) in the form of Slender: The Arrival in 2013, and 10 years on from the 360 release, Blue Isle Studios has announced a complete modern overhaul.
This news has come as real surprise, but yep, The Arrival will arrive once again this October, complete with Unreal Engine 5.2 technology to back it up.
"We are thrilled to announce that Slender: The Arrival, the spine-chilling horror game that has captivated millions of players, is about to become even more terrifyingly immersive. Brace yourselves for a huge update coming this October as we introduce a complete visual overhaul utilizing the latest and greatest technologies and Unreal Engine 5.2."
The team hasn't revealed any target platforms at present, but given that this appears to be an 'Anniversary Update', we'd expect existing owners of the game to be able to play this on modern consoles - Xbox included.
While we wait for the team to lock in an exact date and confirm the game's launch platforms, we'll drop a selection of comparison screenshots down below that show the Unreal Engine 5.2 upgrades in action.
New versions on the left, old on the right!
Will you be re-experiencing the Slender Man this spooky season? Let us know if you played the original!
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