Digiart Interactive and N-Fusion Interactive have released a new gameplay trailer for Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards on 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.
“One of our goals when we created Aluna was to bring the world of 16th Century Latin America to life,” explains Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez.
“We’ve seen plenty of games about Greek and Norse mythology, but little representation for Inca lore. There’s such a rich cultural history to explore there, and as much as we’ve enjoyed making the comic book series, we wanted to truly immerse our audience in a fully realized world that they could explore firsthand.”
Aluna creator and actress Paula Garces adds: “Aluna has been a very personal project for me. Latino women are seldom given starring roles, especially when it comes to superhero comics and video games.
“Yet there’s so many Latino women who play games and read comics, who never see themselves reflected in the media they admire. With Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards, I wanted to change that.”
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2020.