Few online game franchises have managed to work their manner into the popular culture zeitgeist like The Final of Us has. Because the unique sport was launched on Ps 3 in 2013, the post-apocalyptic, survival sequence has spawned a direct sequel, tons of ancillary merchandise and a critically acclaimed HBO live-action TV adaptation. If that weren’t all, the Naughty Canine IP can be set to please (and frighten) theme park attendees this fall. The beloved sport is about to encourage a Home at Common Studios Halloween Horror Nights. That’s thrilling by itself, nevertheless it was additionally simply confirmed that the franchise’s OG voice actors reprised their roles for the attraction. And the sequence’ creator, Neil Druckmann, shared a candy response to the information.
Troy Baker (who voiced Joel Miller) and Ashley Johnson (who portrayed Ellie) revisited their respective roles for the theme park providing. Our sister publication, SFX Journal, spoke to Lora Sauls of Common Orlando, who confirmed Johnson and Baker’s returns. She gushed about having had the chance to work with the actors (and I perceive why she’s so excited):
Given it’s such large information, it’s probably that solely a handful of people have been aware about the precise particulars. After all, a type of folks was Neil Druckmann, who held down writing and directing credit on the principle two video games within the sequence. The Naughty Canine co-president broke his silence on the event by way of a submit shared to his Threads account. He subsequently screenshotted stated message and dropped it onto his Instagram tales. See it for your self down under:
It needs to be surreal for the online game developer to see simply how huge the online game franchise he helped launch alongside Bruce Straley and extra. Based mostly on his feedback, he additionally appears to like the truth that his co-leads are nonetheless concerned in some capability. (Each stars additionally appeared on the TV present, throughout which they took on new roles.) Hardcore Final of Us followers are certain to understand their probably stellar vocals whereas they make their manner by way of the spooky home of frights.
The attraction, which will likely be provided at each Common Studios Hollywood and Orlando – sounds prefer it’s going to provide franchise devotees and horror aficionados every part they might ask for. This HHN home is about to characteristic iconic creatures from the sport, together with Runners, Stalkers and the at all times terrifying Clickers. (Even now, I can hear the chilling sounds the third contaminated species makes.) Attendees can even face human threats within the type of the brutal Hunters. Moreover, there are going to be cool tidbits all through the situation, together with weapons tables just like these within the video games.
On high of all that, Lora Sauls says Neil Druckmann and co. requested if the situation’s structure might take inspiration from the franchise’s model of Pittsburgh, to which the home’s artistic workforce obliged. And to be clear, this attraction relies on the sport versus the TV sequence it impressed.
I’m truthfully unsure if I personally have the guts to make my manner by way of a spot full of Clickers, Hunters and different threats. However that going by way of that ordeal means I’d additionally get to listen to new content material dialogue from Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, then I would simply must courageous it. Right here’s hoping this Final of Us-infused HHN attraction does certainly stay as much as the hype.
Halloween Horror Nights will provide this haunted home throughout choose nights this coming September and October. Within the meantime, anybody who desires a dose of The Final of Us can play the video games, which can be found on Ps consoles and PC. The primary season of the HBO present can be streamable utilizing a Max subscription and, after you watch, ponder the large questions it poses.