ORLANDO, Fla. — "The Last of Us," the popular post-apocalyptic video game franchise, will be the setting for one of the haunted houses at Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights this year. 

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The game, which comes from video game developer Naughty Dog and Playstation, debuted in 2013 and follows Joel and Ellie in a world ravaged by a fungal infection that turns people into zombies. 

For the house, visitors will be put in the middle of that terrifying world as they follow in the footsteps of Joel and Ellie, encountering threats like clickers, runners, stalkers and a band of hostile humans known as The Hunters. As they move through the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone, visitors also will enter other locations from the game, including The Hotel Grand and dark tunnels. 

"We are honored to have 'The Last of Us' included in this year's lineup," Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann said in a news release. "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."

Universal Studios Hollywood also will have a "Last of Us" house at its Halloween Horror Nights event. 

The video game recently was adapted into an HBO series starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie. The first season wrapped March 12. 

This is the second house revealed for Universal's 2023 scare fest. At the end of last year's Halloween Horror Nights, the resort announced a house based on the "Chucky" TV series on USA and SYFY. 

This year's after-hours event will include 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, live entertainment and themed food. More announcements are expected in the coming months.

Halloween Horror Nights begins in Orlando on Sept. 1 and runs select nights through Oct. 31 for a record 44 nights.

Single-night tickets are currently on sale online. Halloween Horror Nights Express Passes, R.I.P. Tour and Behind-the-Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour are also available to purchase. Frequent Fear passes and other ticket types will be available "soon," according to Universal.

For more information, visit halloweenhorrornights.com.


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