Halloween Horror Nights events at both Universal Hollywood and Orlando this fall will feature haunted houses based around “The Last of Us,” one of the best-selling video games of all time.
In a press release, Universal said the houses “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.”
The release specifically mentions recreating locations from the 2013 video game, including The Hotel Grand.
“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,” Neil Druckmann, co-president of “The Last of Us” studio Naughty Dog, said in a statement.
While “The Last of Us” game is also now the basis for a hit HBO series, the HHN house is based on the former, not the latter.
This marks the first houses officially announced for this year’s HHN events. The reveal comes later than usual; last year, the first house for the 2022 events, Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, was announced in May.
The Orlando edition of HHN starts first on Friday, Sept. 1, with HHN Hollywood kicking off six days later on Sept. 7. Both events will run on select nights through Halloween.