Digiart Interactive and N-Fusion Interactive have confirmed a release date 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.
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.
“Creating Aluna has been a joy, as Latin characters and women have historically been woefully underrepresented in pop culture,” explains the game’s creator and actress Paula Garces. “It was a thrill bringing her to life on the page and in Heroes of Newerth, but giving her a starring role in an action RPG is an all-new opportunity to let everyone – not just me – embody Aluna and understand the power that comes with her unique heritage. She’s the badass Latina heroine I never had growing up!”
Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez adds: “Aluna has been a passion project for Paula and I for years, as we’ve long struggled with the poor representation of Latin American people in our culture. Video games are among the most widely shared forms of entertainment available today, and being able to share our heritage with a wider audience is exciting beyond words. We can’t wait for people to get their hands on Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards on May 26th.”
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 26th May 2021.