PS4 and Xbox One Getting Horror Game Slender: The Arrival

Spooky Slender Man game headed to current-gen consoles, but Wii U version isn't confirmed.

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You'll soon have one more game to scare yourself with on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as Slender: The Arrival is headed to both platforms.

Publisher Midnight City confirmed with GameSpot that the game is coming to the two current-gen systems, as suggested by a recent European ratings board listing. However, a release date hasn't yet been decided upon, so you'll likely to need to find something else to keep you occupied this Halloween.

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It's possible the game could also end up on Wii U (as suggested by the same PEGI listing), but that's not a certainty--Midnight City said it's "still evaluating the title for a port to Wii U and cannot confirm [it] at this time."

Following a PC release last year, The Arrival came to Xbox 360 and PS3 last month (you can see a trailer for those versions above). In just over a month, the game has combined to sell more than 100,000 copies worldwide on consoles, Midnight City told us.

The Arrival is a follow-up to Slender: The Eight Pages, a spooky indie game featuring the fictitious Slender Man. Check out our review of the PC version of The Arrival to see what we thought of it.

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good thing i bought this on the xbox when it was on sale. i completely regret the pruchase.

the game is scary, but its so short.


and this is coming from someone who bought HOTD2 on dc, a 30 minute game, for 49.99 back then.

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And then, they'll milk this character away, untill he's not scary anymore and they'll realize they killed an horror character completely.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> As much as I begrudgingly like Slender and The Arrival, they pretty much killed Slender Man when the original Slender went viral. It saddens me that the majority thinks that Slender Man originates from Slender. -_-

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Meh I pirated on PC it is pretty scary just very Repetitive and frustrating.

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I am sorry, but P.T. is all I need

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hmmm... a lot of horror games nowadays... Nice!!! For a while it was only dead space!!

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Slender: TEP was alright. It wasn't super scary, but it was decent for a free game.

But Slender: The Arrival, for a paid product, is just poor.

Inexplicably a burning forest! Inexplicably a mining facility! Inexplicably an abandoned house.
Three people got a writing credit for that game, and yet it makes less sense than......something that makes no sense.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Did you actually pay any attention at all to the story and look for the collectables or just run around aimlessly without a second glance? Most of that is easily explained from the collectables and general Slender Man mythos. The rest is up to speculation. Not everything is supposed to be spelled out for you.

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Getting sick of all these games that are made for last gen consoles. Some on already where are the exclusive next gen titles??? Silent hills better be good!

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This game had a good beginning. I liked how it started in daytime and slowly got dark as you walked into the forest..

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I hate Slender, and I blame it for all the other crappy (jumpscare!!! boo!!!) indie horror games on the market... it's the Justin Bieber / Twilight of horror games, and as a real horror fan I just can't take Slender seriously, it's a disgrace to the horror genre.

Please don't support this garbage, and have a great Halloween! :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Really? Slender is not all about jumpscares. You see the guy far in the back and tension starts building along with the music. If you're caught, it does seem like a jumpscare to smash his face on the screen and all, but overall I'd say Slender is not the Twilight/Bieber of horror games, lol. I enjoyed playing it.

I'm currently playing Fatal Frame 1, which is a masterpiece. Nothing to do but I just wanted to say it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The Fatal Frame games are amazing, at least 1 and 2, enjoy my friend.

I think when I said it is the Twilight/Justin Bieber of horror games I meant that in terms of mainstream popularity... even people who don't play many horror games, if any, have at least heard of the Slender games, or the character.

Just like I've never seen a Twilight movie, but I know they exist... and I know they are terrible, because that's what I want to believe. :P

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<< LINK REMOVED >> There have been A LOT of sp00pi games before Slender came a long. Like, a lot......like, wow.

That said though, want a good indie horror game that's just as free as Slender: TEP?

Imscared: A Pixelated Nightmare.
It may only be free, but it blows Slender out of the park, with effective sound design, and a properly tense atmosphere. That, and it's not really jumpscare-y; it does have one or two, sure, but they aren't the main focus of the horror.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, I know this game and don't get me wrong... I have nothing against indie games in general, not at all, I'm just not a fan of Slender and all these "search for item, trigger jumpscare, repeat" kind of horror games.

I'm not saying Slender was the first one of its kind, but it was probably the one that got the most attention (in recent history), and it opened the door for all these newer games... also thanks to guys like PewDiePie... but the thing is, we don't even need Slender anymore, because we've already moved on and have much better (free) horror games to play.

Here's a good list if you're looking for indie games that aren't Slender:

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What the heck is this piece of garbage!!!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Don't diss it til you try it.

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I like the subtle jab at the WiiU... suggesting that it isn't current gen :D

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The 360 version was a total piece of crap. Hope the other versions are better. Probably best to just stick with PC.

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the main objective of the game is still to collect 8 pages?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Main objective? No. It's still there though. Honestly though, the game is still relatively short (It took me around 4-6 hours the first time, once I knew what i was doing I could clear the game from start to finish in less than 40 minutes)

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I have this on steam from a bundle.... It is literally one hour long.

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that PS3 port was shit.

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could never beat the first level...

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Can you get like a minigun in this game? I want to b.low those biches away so bad.

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Nope. Just a flashlight while being hunted by a psychotic killer

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Hope the Wii U version arrives. I'll buy it.

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Can you get like a minigun in this game? I want to blow those biches away so bad.

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