Slender Man—one of many few creepypastas that is gone mainstream and whose videogame variations The Eight Pages and sequel-slash-expansion Slender: The Arrival captivated horror avid gamers on the time—seems to be making a comeback subsequent month.

As noticed by PCGamesN, developer Blue Isle Studios has dropped a 14-second teaser trailer on its YouTube web page, in addition to throwing up a countdown on the Slender: The Arrival web site. The teaser “He is ready…” would not give a lot away, thoughts. It is nothing greater than a shrivelled-up Gollumesque lad hunched over in a dim, derelict basement whereas a ceiling lamp swings forwards and backwards. The display screen glitches a few instances earlier than fading to black.

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As of writing, the countdown on the web site is for a whopping 34 days from now. What’s it really counting all the way down to? No one’s actually positive but. October marks a decade since Slender: The Arrival launched, with some followers within the feedback of the teaser trailer theorising that we’ll be getting some sort of remake or remaster. 

That appears to be backed up by the game’s SteamDB historical past, which exhibits quite a few adjustments to its construct numbers and download packages over the past month. Contemplating the game hasn’t been patched since 2014, having Blue Isle tinkering with the backend now makes the thought of a remaster more and more possible. Probabilities of a sequel are significantly slimmer, contemplating the studio solely has entry to Slender Man’s rights inside The Arrival.

I’ve seen surprisingly little fanfare for the teaser myself, however followers within the YouTube feedback and on the game’s subreddit appear fairly jazzed in regards to the information. One YouTube commenter wrote “I am really actually excited to see this. Whether or not it will be a sequel or a remake, I am all up for it!” One other commented “I am pleased with a remaster! No one ever anticipated anything from Slender ever once more so it is a large win for all of us.” Whereas I’ve solely ever performed The Eight Pages myself, it appears to be a welcome return for the lanky pale lad and his questionable stalking tendencies.