If you love good ol' Slendy and love your console, today is gonna be a great day for you. Slender: The Arrival, which was originally announced for the PC about two years ago (Released for PC on March 26th, 2013) will be released for the PlayStation 3 on September 23rd and on September 24th for the Xbox 360. Don't worry, it isn't going to break your bank to pick this game up either. It'll be on the marketplace for the PS3 and Xbox 360 for just $10.00! Unfortunately, PS4 and Xbox One counterparts have not been announced at the time being, but you never know; Slendy might just make it to next-gen yet.
For those of you who may not know what or who Slenderman is, hold on to your pants. Slenderman (or The Slender Man) is a fictional character that originally surfaced on Something Awful. He was originally created by the member Eric Knudsen (Victor Surge) back in 2009. Following the original surfacing of this slightly terrifying person, many stories began to surface all over the internet. It even got to the point where documentaries, games and real life instances of his existence also came around. Kind of creepy, right? Slenderman is said to be a abnormally tall individual with unnaturally long arms and legs. On top of his body shape being different, his most distinguishing feature would be that he doesn't have a face, or hair. Most of these online stories will be based on him stalking children, abducting them, or simply scaring people.
As you can probably expect, some of the games based on Slenderman can be quite interesting to play. The basic story line of a Slenderman game is to be a unnamed character wandering around in a dark place, with no one else around. Of course, that is not the case for ALL of the iterations of Slenderman games. Your only goal is find the sheets of paper that depict Slenderman's story, however, the more sheets you find, the more he tries to kill you. Not making you budge? Check out the PS3 trailer for Slenderman: The Arrival below.
Blue Isle Studios, developer of Slender: The Arrival stated that they'll be adding a lot more to the console version of the game. This includes new levels, characters and: "more stories to uncover". You may be wondering why they chose to make a console version of the game after such a long time. Here's Blue Isle' official statement regarding that matter.
Over the past two years we've gotten literally thousands of messages from Playstation fans asking us to bring the game to PS3. We knew it would be a lot of hard work, but we totally agreed. The ultimate Slender Man experience had to be from the comfort of your living room on a big screen TV.
I think it's pretty amazing that the developers continued to listen to their fans for such a long time. What's even more amazing is that they actually listened to their fans and went ahead with console versions of the game! That's not something that is seen that often. I'm pretty excited to see this game come to console, it'll give me something to play when I have nothing else to do at 2AM.
How many of you Se7enSins members are going to pick up a copy or download it from the marketplace? How many of you would want to see a next-gen version of the game come out? Let us know!