Valley is a first-person adventure from the makers of Slender: The Arrival

Blue Isle to offer a "completely unique" experience on PC, PS4, and Xbox One this summer.


Valley is like the flip side of a coin. On one side, you've got Slender: The Arrival, one of the most popular takes on the free-to-player Slender game that tasks players with exploring a spooky woodland area and gathering up loose pages before a white guy in a suit stares at them. Admittedly, he doesn't have a face, so that's pretty scary.

On the flip side, you've got Valley, something different from the developers over at Blue Isle Studios. "Explore the vast and beautiful world of Valley and uncover secrets long since forgotten," the studio said in a press release. "Players will utilize the power of the L.E.A.F. Suit, technology that grants players exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate life and death."

While Valley's announcement trailer evoked some eerie vibes, the game appears to have more in common with BioShock and Metroid Prime than Slender. For one, your L.E.A.F. Suit sports bells and whistles similar to those seen in Nintendo's and Retro's iconic first-person adventure game, such as an electric grapple that lets you swing around Tarzan-style... and, obviously, the decked-to-the-nines suit.

Yet Blue Isle does hope Valley will speak to players who (to put it kindly) lacked the fortitude to see Slender through to the end. "After the success of Slender: The Arrival, we wanted to do something completely unique that offered players an amazing amount of freedom, and Valley is just that," said Alex Tintor, CEO of Blue Isle Studios.

Valley will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in summer 2016.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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