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You Can Return to Slender Man's Forest Again

Beta test opens up for Slender: The Arrival, and it's possible to play right now.

No, Jack, I don't want to go back.
No, Jack, I don't want to go back.

No one has to wait any longer to be haunted by Slender Man all over again, as pre-orders for the Slender: The Arrival have gone online, and it immediately provides access to the game’s beta.

Head over here to get your pre-order on.

The original Slender: The Eight Pages was created by one guy, Mark Hadley. With Slender: The Arrival, he’s teamed up with Blue Isle Studios and the writers behind Marble Hornets, the surprisingly creepy YouTube series based on the Slender Man mythos. Slender: The Arrival moves beyond the forest, includes new enemies, and moves far beyond the experimental nature of its origins.

The pre-order will set you back $5, or you can pay more for access to other bonuses, including the game’s soundtrack or your name in the credits. When it launches on March 26, it’ll be $10. The beta itself features a revamped take on the now infamous forest environment from Slender: The Eight Pages.

Given Slender: The Eight Pages was one of my favorites list from 2012, you might not be surprised to learn I’ve been following Slender: The Arrival with a rather keen interest. We should also be hearing about a release date for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs any day now, too, which means Halloween is going to be coming early for horror fans...

If you're not familiar with where Slender Man came from, check out my feature from last year.

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