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Junji Ito Fortnite Haunted House Launched in Creative Mode

Junji Ito Fortnite

The horror of Junji Ito is coming to the Island. Creative outfit Neighbor Metaverse Studios put together a Junji Ito Fortnite virtual attraction for Netflix. The streaming giant is using it to promote its Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre anime series. Fans of Fortnite, Junji Ito, or both can visit the map in-game and play around in five customized maps inspired by the stories covered in the manga and anime.

Check out a trailer for the attraction below.

The Junji Ito Fortnite attraction shows players in various skins running around the customized spaces, which include a rain-blasted haunted house, a dilapidated school, and an urban scene. The maps are inspired by the short stories Hanging Balloons, Tomie’s Photography, Tombstone Town, Headless Sculpture, and Soichi’s Lapdog. The Junji Ito Maniac series also adapts the stories, though the anime does not involve Fortnite in any way, shape, or form.

The stages were created by Neighbor Metaverse Studios, a firm that specializes in using Fortnite‘s freeform Creative Mode to create customized spaces for clients. In this case, the client is Netflix. The spaces include highly complex architecture, as well as custom game modes and mechanics. Other pieces created by Neighbor a recreation of Shibuya’s scramble crossing and a fantasy-themed “Mirrorland Metaverse“.

Interested players can visit the Junji Ito Fortnite space by adding the island code to their playlist from this page, then launching it from the Discover tab in the in-game lobby.

Fortnite is available on Android, devices iOS devices, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre streams on Netflix.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino is Senior Staff Writer at Siliconera. He previously helped run Japanator, prior to its merger with Siliconera. He's also got bylines at Destructoid, GameCritics, The Escapist, and far too many posts on Twitter.