Continuing 2012’s’year of the bow’ theme into 2013, Naughty Dogs latest screenshot of secondary protagonist Ellie, sees her wielding a bow and staring intently at a distant target. The E3 demo already displayed the interaction between the lead character of Joe and his young charge, but this screen shot shows her taking on a much more proactive, combative role.
This follows on from screenshots revealed by the developer earlier in the week of new character Tess. They show a character displaying a sense of conflict between herself and Joe, and might suggest the building of a family unit.
Tess in is fact Joes partner, described by Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli on the official PlayStation blog as “A hardened survivor living in one of the last remaining quarantine zones, Tess operates in the black market of a city under martial law. Street smart and confident, Tess is a savvy strategist and negotiator. Her ability to generate intelligent plans to secure contraband for trade is second to none.”
The Last of Us is released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 on May 7th 2013