A haunted house based on the video game series, “The Last of Us,” has been announced for Halloween Horror Nights in 2023. This house will be present at the event in both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood.
This is the second house that has been officially announced for the event in 2023. Late last year Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood announced that there would be a house based on the CHUCKY franchise.
Universal says that the new haunted house will be “set in a ravaged civilization, where Infected and hardened survivors run rampant.”
“Naughty Dog and PlayStation’s “The Last of Us” video game, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has captivated audiences since its release. And now, guests can immerse themselves in a real-life experience that puts them directly into the game’s frightening world.”
“The Last of Us” haunted houses on both coasts will propel guests into a world of carnage and mayhem as they follow in the footsteps of the game’s protagonists, Joel and Ellie, who endure a brutal journey in a world overtaken by a fungal virus that turns humans into various forms of a new threat known as the Infected. As guests encounter the Infected – Runners, Stalkers and Clickers – along with The Hunters, a band of hostile humans, they will need to navigate the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone, including iconic locations from the video game such as the creepy and desolate The Hotel Grand and a labyrinth of dark and dank tunnels, in a desperate attempt to escape and survive.
“As a massive fan – and frequent attendee – of Halloween Horror Nights, we are honored to have ‘The Last of Us’ included in this year’s lineup. It has been an incredible thrill for us at Naughty Dog to collaborate with Universal, bringing the world of the game to life, focusing on even the tiniest details that our fans know so well,” Naughty Dog Co-President Neil Druckmann said. “Having just celebrated the 10th anniversary of ‘The Last of Us,’ it’s a perfect time for our fans to team up with Joel and Ellie and come face-to-terrifying-face with Clickers, Raiders and much more!”
“We are excited to bring ‘The Last of Us’ to life in a terrifying haunted house that is true to the spirit of this popular video game featuring our heroes, Joel and Ellie, Clickers and more,” said Lora Sauls, Assistant Director, Creative Development and Show Direction at Universal Orlando Resort. “The world inside the game offers a multitude of suspenseful and horrifying opportunities to provide guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Halloween Horror Nights,” added John Murdy, Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The Last of Us joins CHUCKY as the two announced houses for this year’s event, so far, as there will be 10 total houses in 2023. Universal also says the event will feature 5 scare zones and live entertainment this year.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando runs on select nights from September 1st through October 31st in 2023. Event begins at 6:30 PM each night, and closes at 2 AM. See the full schedule and purchase tickets at the official website.
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