Slender Man is here. He's creeping through your PS3 and Xbox 360, waiting for you to plop down $10 so he can appear on your TV screen, dressed to the nines but still without a face. Slender: The Arrival on consoles expands the original game with new story elements and extended levels, and those who already own the game on PC will get the new content free of charge. More information about that free PC DLC is due in a few weeks.
Slender: The Arrival is the "official" Slender Man game, written by members of Marble Hornets, the creators of the original Slender Man YouTube videos, and developed by Blue Isle Studios. The game's scare factor comes mostly from sensory deprivation – players get a camcorder and a flashlight to investigate the dark woods and hallways in a small, haunted town.
"The story centers on an unwitting participant in the Slender Man mythos who walks into a mystery that just keeps pulling her in deeper," publisher Midnight City writes. "Lauren, a realtor helping a friend sell her property, arrives at Kate's home just to find a cryptic note and an empty house. Powering up her camcorder, Lauren takes off in search of Kate, but unbeknownst to her something ancient, dark and other-worldly is stalking her every step of the way."