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Digital Release:PC
March 26, 2013

GOG.com
April 08, 2013

Steam
October 28, 2013

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
September 23, 2014 (AU, EU, US)

PlayStation 4, Xbox One
March 24, 2015 (AU, EU, US)

Nintendo Wii U
October 22, 2015 (EU, US)

Nintendo Switch
June 20, 2019 (EU, US)
Delisting:October 31, 2017 - GOG.com
Developer:Blue Isle Studios
Publisher:Blue Isle Studios (PC, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Xbox One)
Majesco (PlayStation 3, 4)
Midnight City (Xbox 360)
Available On:Steam
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
XboxOne
Links:Slender: The Arrival homepage
GOG.com release announcement

Lost PlayStation Mobile slasher returns on Switch today

Like the early days of smartphone marketplaces, the PlayStation Mobile platform was a wonderfully weird, and frequently sleazy digital storefront for Android developers. It launched in 2012 on a handful of Sony-certified devices, including the PlayStation Vita, but like the recently announced retirement of PlayStation Vue, Sony’s push into another digital market never quite took off. By September of 2015 the entire marketplace was shut down, removing access to hundreds of games and apps.

Among these lost games was a promising looking hack ‘n slasher called Mononoke Slashdown. It launched in June of 2013 and was even chosen by Sony as a freebie to entice players to check out the offerings on PlayStation Mobile. The game disappeared alongside all the rest in 2015 but thanks to Arc System Works and the original developer, FK Digital, it’s finally playable again.

Launching on Nintendo Switch today, October 31st, the game retains its original title and style, and appears to be a fairly accurate recreation of the PlayStation Mobile release. It isn’t free this time around but it isn’t too pricey at $6.99. Check out the trailer above and compare it to the PlayStation original as seen here.

Credit: Michael Huniu and Nintendo Everything