Naughty Dog has released first details for a new character in The Last of Us.
Tess, voiced by 24 actress Annie Wersching, was first seen in a new trailer released on December 7 during the VGA show.
Here's the official blurb on Tess: "A hardened survivor living in one of the last remaining quarantine zones, 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.
"Strong, smart, and street savvy, Tess is a pivotal character in the world of The Last of Us."
Here's a short video offering a peek at the motion-capture development process from raw shots through to final cut.