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We already informed you of an update on the Slender Man’s future. For those of you who didn’t know, Slender: The Arrival released a decade ago. Now, as Halloween draws near and the end of the year approaches, he has reappeared. After a lengthy absence, the Slender Man returns in an update to the original horror game. This is more than just a simple remaster as well. As Blue Isle Studios has remade its iconic horror game using Unreal Engine 5.

Slender:The Arrival

However, the game is massively differe if you take a look below. Here we have a comparison from the 10th Anniversary trailer to the original. While the original version looks very good for the time it released, the new enhanced Slender: The Arrival is miles ahead nicer.

My only complaint is that the game does not play exactly like the gameplay trailer, as shown in the screenshot below. The HUD is on display. It won’t ruin the game; at the moment, we see trailers with no HUD and actual gameplay with no option to remove it.

Slender:The Arrival

What’s In The Anniversary Update:

We can immediately see the visual improvement thanks to Unreal Engine 5. As a result, the game looks more realistic, making it more creepy and unsettling. Taking a look at my gameplay below you can see the atmosphere and feel this update has given.

The lighting is excellent, and particle effects add to the atmosphere. We have some nice details, such as insects swarming around lamps. The audio enhances and complements the visuals. It’s an exact replica of what was released in 2013. However, we do know that it will be a free upgrade for Steam users. Unfortunately, there is no free upgrade path available for console users. As a result, you must purchase the new release separately, which costs $20. This converts to around £16 in the UK due to the small price difference between the PlayStation and Xbox. Users on Steam can get the game at a 30% discount for a limited time. Overall, after about two or three hours of play, I am impressed.

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