Last of Us Part 1 Remake Shows Off Incredible New Version of Tess

Naughty Dog has unveiled an incredible new model for The Last of Us Part 1’s version of key character Tess.

Shared in a tweet (below), the developer put the original, PlayStation 3 character (played by Annie Wersching) side-by-side with the upcoming PlayStation 5 remake’s version, and the difference is pretty astounding. While the clip is only a few seconds long, several rewatches are probably required to take in every difference between the two versions, from the intense facial animations to the details on Tess’s shirt and backpack – and even her height.

Naughty Dog co-president and The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann added his own commentary to the clip. “Annie Wersching ‘destroyed us with her performance from her as Tess,” I tweeted. “Love that we get to better show off her her acting chops her with Part 1.”

A remake of The Last of Us has been rumored for a while but Naughty Dog finally confirmed the PS5 version (alongside its official rebrand as Part 1) at Summer Game Fest last week. The developer also released a short trailer for the remake, which was “rebuilt from the ground up”, ahead of its release date of September 2. A PC version is also confirmed to be on the way.

In our 10/10 review of the original, IGN said: “The Last of Us seamlessly intertwines satisfying, choice-based gameplay with a stellar narrative. It never slows down, it never lets up, and frankly, it never disappoints. It’s PlayStation 3’s best exclusive, and the entire experience, from start to finish, is remarkable.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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