Digiart Interactive and N-Fusion Interactive have announced that Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards is in development for Nintendo Switch.
This standalone action RPG stars the comic book heroine Aluna, who is the warrior daughter of a Spanish conquistador and the South American nature goddess Pachamama. Raised in early 16th century Spain, she escaped to the New World where she discovered that it was her true homeland.
In Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards, Aluna sets out on a quest through Inca mythology to restore the amulet her goddess mother entrusted to her to fulfill her true destiny.
The game has looked to combine “the deep action-RPG mechanics of Diablo with the revisionist mythology of God of War,” and, based around Inca lore, you can expect to encounter mythological gods, beasts, and tales that formed the backbone of 16th century Colombian culture.
“Aluna has made major strides for hispanic representation in comic books. But when it comes to games, our culture remains massively underrepresented,” explains Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez.
“We wanted to change that… and make a kick-ass action-adventure along the way! We’re hoping to share our culture with the rest of the world in an accessible, entertaining way when Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards comes out next year!”
Aluna creator and actress Paula Garces adds: “Every time I’d go to Comic-Con I see throngs of Latino fans, yet there’s next to no latino superheroes.
“It seemed like there was this huge population who would like to see themselves reflected through comics and games, and simply weren’t, as no one was making these. So we decided to create our own latino heroine in a series that focuses specifically on the colonization of South America. And thus, Aluna was born!”
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2020.