Tess, a new character in Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us who will be featured as Joel’s partner, has been revealed through the PlayStation Blog.
As a “hardened survivor living in one of the last remaining quarantine zones,” Tess is known for her confidence and smarts in the black market. She knows how to get the job done, whether that’s by tough negotiation or force.
However, her partnership with Joel runs deep. They’re very loyal to each other, and seem to get along because neither of them are afraid to do what it takes to survive. There’s a true bond that they share, but deep down, Tess worries that Joel doesn’t share the strong feelings she holds.
Tess will be voiced and played by Annie Wersching, who was a member of the cast of “24.” Like in all other Naughty Dog titles, actors do both voice and motion capture work in order to capture a character’s true personality. A video showing off some of this process can be seen below.
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Look for The Last of Us to make it to the PlayStation 3 May 7.
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