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Army of the Dead zombie hordes take over Las Vegas Strip

by Susan and Simon Veness

Army of the Dead: Viva Las Vengeance, an immersive virtual reality touring experience, is pulling up roots and taking to the road, with the goal of saving Sin City from a zombie apocalypse.

The invasion started in Los Angeles in July 2021. It went on to infect New Jersey, and now it’s coming to Las Vegas, where the Las Vengeance crew is recruiting new citizen soldiers to fight off the zombie hordes.

Based on the blockbuster Netflix film, “Army of the Dead,” the location-based VR experience has now opened to the public on the third leg of its tour, in a multi-player rescue mission that aims to end the zombie Armageddon before it destroys the Las Vegas Strip.

Set many years before the movie’s events takes place, the action plays out aboard the film’s iconic taco truck as up to six players battle against the undead while trying to save trapped survivors.

Upon entering the gaming area, participants will be briefed on their mission by the movie’s mercenary character Cruz (played by Ana de la Reguera) before entering the taco truck, which has been converted into a weaponized killing machine.

Army of the Dead taco truck
Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Netflix

Players will see, hear, and feel the action through high-end virtual reality headsets, sound effects, and sensory motion platforms — and that’s when the Army of the Dead’s terrifying alternate reality takes over.

“The experience combines state-of-the-art VR with fan-favorite elements from the movies, that will make for an unforgettable tour,” said “Army of the Dead” Director Zack Snyder. “Get ready to roll the dice with the undead as you battle your way through hordes of the zombies across a Vegas wasteland.”

Army of the Dead taco truck interior
Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Netflix

The 30-minute experience is located in the AREA15 purpose-built immersive entertainment district on Rancho Drive, just two miles off the Strip. Other immersive experiences at AREA15 include Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Wink World, and the sky-high RISE—An Elevated Bar Experience.

Fans can register for Army of the Dead: Viva Las Vengeance through Fever entertainment discovery platform. Tickets start at $24 per player, with a variety of packages available. Recommended age is 13 and up, and the virtual rescue mission is wheelchair-accessible.

Extensive hygiene measures are in place in compliance with current COVID-19 safety standards, including the use of Cleanbox eco-friendly UVC surface decontamination. All guests are required to wear a face mask while indoors, and physical distancing is encouraged.

Army of the Dead gaming area
Photo by Tom Harrison/PA Wire

“’Army of the Dead’ is one of the hottest releases of the year, and now fans have the chance to climb aboard the taco truck to experience the world for themselves,” said Greg Lombardo, head of experiences at Netflix. “We are thrilled to partner with the Snyders, Pure Imagination Studios, and Fever to bring ‘Army of the Dead’ across the country this year, in a way like never before.”

For more information, including cities, dates, and ticketing, visit ArmyoftheDeadVR.com.

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