By Jason Venter | 09-24-2012 | 3:30PM
By now, even if you didn’t want to, you’ve probably heard of Slender: The Eight Pages. Perhaps you’ve done some research and learned a bit about the urban legend on which the popular Unity game is based. You may have even played it yourself and (less likely) you might have beaten it.
Even if all of the above is true, though, the story doesn’t have to end there. Mark Hadley, the man responsible for The Eight Pages, is currently hard at work on Slender: The Arrival.
The new title is a reworking of The Eight Pages (watch the trailer for that game above), but it features high-definition visuals. The update promises a variety of enhancements, as well as a price tag, and it’s coming sometime in the next few months. In the original game, players explore the pitch black forest inhabited by the mysterious Slender Man while only equipped with a flashlight. The upcoming remake is expected to follow a similar premise.
“Slender is the official re-imagining of the original release that will engage players with the same terrifying gameplay, while adding a complete gaming experience that the fans have been asking for,” publisher Blue Isle Studios recently announced. “We have been working closely with Mark over the past few weeks and we are really excited to deliver the best Slender game possible. The final version will include improved visuals, more content, more levels, and an engaging storyline to add to the Slender setting. The commercial release is planned to launch on PC in the coming months. We’ll provide more details on the game in the near future.”
On the official site for Slender: The Arrival, Blue Isle Studios has made two initial screenshots available. They provide a glimpse at the game’s enhanced visuals. If the screens are anything to go by, Slender: The Arrival is on track to be every bit as frightening as its predecessor.