Tess is a street-smart survivor who has partnered up with the player-character Joel. In a brand new post on the PlayStation blog, Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli has revealed a little bit more about Tess, saying:
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.
We're looking forward to seeing the story progress between Joel and Tess, and learning where Ellie fits into the mix. The Last of Us is set to ship on May 7th, 2013 so be sure to visit http://thelastofus.com/ to learn more.
Take a look at Tess' Cinematic Progress Trailer below, as well as a new screenshot from The Last of Us.