Sony has unveiled more details about Tess, a new character in Naughty Dog's upcoming game The Last of Us.
Described as a "pivotal" character by Sony, Tess has been revealed as the partner of main protagonist Joel.
Living in one of the last remaining quarantine zones, Tess reportedly works in the black market of a city under martial law, and works with Joel to secure the contraband.
"Tess and Joel subscribe to the same dog-eat-dog philosophy," Sony said on the official PlayStation blog. "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."
Tess is voiced by 24 actress Annie Wersching, who also provided the motion capture for the character.
The Last of Us was announced in December 2011, and will be released on May 7, 2013, as a PlayStation 3 exclusive.