Behind the Scenes with New Survivor ‘Tess’ from The Last of Us

The Last of Us is easily one of the most anticipated PlayStation 3 games of 2013 and for many people, one of the most anticipated games overall. Naughty Dog recently unveiled a whole slew of information about the game and it just keeps on rolling out. With this latest bit of information they go into more detail about one of the secondary characters: Tess. As you may have saw in the latest trailer, her and Joel get into a bit of an argument together. This shows that not only do they have a bit of history together, but she will probably be one of the deeper secondary characters in the game.

Based on information from the Official PS Blog, Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli had the following to say:

Tess operates in the black market of a city under martial law. Partners with Joel, they have become known within the criminal underworld for their ruthlessness. Street smart and confident, Tess is a savvy strategist and negotiator. Her ability to generate intelligent plans to secure the contraband for their trade is second to none.

Tess and Joel subscribe to the same dog-eat-dog philosophy. They survive by being willing to do what others can’t or won’t. Her trust in and loyalty towards Joel runs deep. However, secretly, she questions whether Joel shares the same emotions that she feels for him.

It seems like they will have a very interesting relationship throughout the course of the game. I look forward to seeing how that develops further. If you want to see some behind the scenes footage on how Naughty Dog does their incredibly realistic and accurate motion capturing, check out the video below.

Are you excited for The Last of Us to release next May? I’ll take any new information I can get at this point, it easily tops my list for next year’s most anticipated game. Let us know in the comments below!

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David Jagneaux

I am The Dean (Editor-in-Chief) of PlayStation University. As a lifelong lover of both playing games and communicating, I knew that gaming journalism was the perfect fit. Over the years I have honed these skills in order to distinguish myself as an ambitious and creative writer passionate about gaming and the games industry.