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Slender: The Arrival beta footage is RIGHT BEHIND YOU

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The free horror game Slender: The Eight Pages hexed the web last year, leaving a long trail of broken minds and weeping would-be Let's Play hosts in its wake. Creator Mark Hadley and Blue Isle studios have teamed up to create a prettier version called Slender: The Arrival, which will let fans enjoy the unbearable tension and pervasive throbbing despair of Slender all over again for the price of a pint. That's the pint you'll desperately need once the slim, suited horror has consumed your spirit and tossed your malformed husk limply aside to rot in the ice-blue light of your uncaring monitor. ENJOY :D

Some footage of the in-progress beta has made it out into the wild. That's below. The developers have done a good job of capturing the Blair Witch vibe the original couldn't. The pre-order package (which grants instant access to the beta) is just £3.27 as well, which seems like a sensible amount for a replayable but ultimately pretty short experience. There are higher tiers available if you want to show the team some support. They're all listed on the Slender: The Arrival pre-order page (opens in new tab) .

This one's out on March 26. Cheers, CVG .

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.