The Last of Us character reveal: introducing Tess


It’s been an exciting December full of fresh The Last of Us news. If you haven’t watched our brand new The Last of Us story trailer, you’re missing out on some huge reveals. One of these reveals is a new character seen here – Joel’s partner, Tess. Read on to learn exactly who she is.

_bmUploads_2012-12-10_538_Tess pleading with Joel_bmUploads_2012-12-10_536_Tess with Joel

Strong, smart, and street savvy, Tess is a pivotal character in the world of The Last of Us. Tess is voiced and played by Annie Wersching. You might recognise Annie’s voice from her work on the hit TV series 24. For our in-game cinematics, Annie’s performance of Tess involved many long, intense hours on our mocap stage. To see how Annie’s performance was captured and certain scenes from it were put it into our story trailer, check out this process video:

Pretty cool stuff, right? We spoke about the making of a cinematic a few months ago, and we’re very happy with how the game and all the cinematics within it are shaping up.

Now that we are in the heart of winter here in the US, we wanted to reveal one more new screenshot from the game. Here’s a look at one of the more familiar, strong survivors who inhabits the world of The Last of Us:

Ellie Bow

Is it 7th May 2013 yet?!

Don’t forget to pre-order The Last of Us. There are two exclusive bonus packs available – the Sights and Sounds Pack and the Survival Pack. For more info check out

0 Author replies

I’m not watching any more trailers of this game, so I can enjoy it more once released.

I’m going to watch absolutely everything leading up to the launch of this game so I can enjoy the amazing work Naughty Dog is putting into this title!


Yeah because the Community Strategist for Naughty Dog can really help you there GANTZ.

This game is looking more awesome with every new detail. Gonna be a good’un.

Argh, the teasing is killing me Eric :p As is the wait for this game :p

Sold, will buy it in Poland, Sony does superb voiceovers…

This is my most anticipated game of 2013 and I can’t wait for this game to come out. I won’t be watching anymore videos so it doesn’t spoil the story for me but it’s great to have lots of updates on the game. I may even pre order it for the Sights and Sounds pack if it’s available in GAME or Amazon.

@GANTZn00b; no it wouldn’t.


Your killing us!! Hurry up 7th May!! She looks hot :D

What’s the latest news now about getting a limited edition available?

We close the comments for posts after 30 days.

Edit history