Slender: The Arrival 10 Year Anniversary Update will be launching October 18!
We are excited to announce that the Slender: The Arrival 10 Year Anniversary Update will be launching on Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on October 18 for $19.99.
Starting today, September 1st, you’ll have the opportunity to pre-order Slender: The Arrival on Xbox Series X|S, pre-order here. For our PlayStation friends, you will be able to pre-order the PlayStation 5 version starting on September 19th. As an incentive, we are throwing in a free copy of Valley. Thematically it’s pretty different from Slender: The Arrival, but we think it provides a nice counterbalance to all of the scares that await you!
A New Chapter Awaits, And It’s Free
Those of you willing to brave the darkness will find a brand new chapter waiting for you. Best of all, we are launching this as a free content addon. Take a look at a short teaser below.
Steam Update is Free
We want to make sure that as many people as possible get to experience Slender: The Arrival in all of its enhanced glory. For that reason, we have made the decision to launch all of this as a free update to the original game. If you already own the game on Steam, there’s no new product to purchase. On October 18th, open up Steam and download the update, then jump back in and experience the horror all over again.
For those of you who wish to play the older version of the game, you’ll have the ability to switch versions through Steam. Scroll to the bottom of this news post for instructions on how that will be done.
On October 18, we’ll be increasing the price on Steam from $9.99 USD to $19.99 USD to reflect the improved visuals and all of the new content and improvements we are adding as part of this major update. The latest generation of consoles, and any future platforms we add the game to will also reflect the updated $19.99 USD pricing.
The last generation consoles, however, will remain priced at $9.99 USD as the new update is not launching on the older console hardware.
Multiple Languages Supported
We have redesigned how our pickups and readables work. Now, each pickup has the option to be viewed as an image, or you can select the ‘Read’ option to see the same pickup in text format.
We have also added subtitles to audio, and contextual subtitle text that pops up when looking at certain narrative objects in the world.
With all of these new features we’ve finally been able to translate the game into multiple languages.
We’ll be supporting the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.
This long awaited update has been something we have wanted to share for a long time, and we are totally blown away at all of the comments, reactions and discussions we have seen. We have big plans for future expansions to the game, and we’ll share more of that information as soon as we are ready. Stay tuned for our roadmap, Slender Man isn’t done yet…
Switching Between Old and New Versions
For those of you who wish to experience the older version on Steam, you will have the ability to switch between the Anniversary Update and the original 2013 version by going to your Steam library and swapping branches.
To do this head to your Steam Library and locate ‘Slender: The Arrival’
Click on the gear located to the left and click on ‘Properties’
A pop-up menu will appear, from here you’re going to click on the tab that says ‘Betas’ and on the right-hand side you’ll see a drop-down menu, click on that and choose an option: either ‘Version2013’ or ‘Version2015’. Each year represents a different version of the game, we wanted to leave them both available.
Once done, Steam will begin to download and install the files for that version of the game.
Follow these same instructions to swap back to the Anniversary Update, by clicking ‘none’ in the drop-down section.