Ready for a new action-RPG? How about one starring the comic book heroine, Aluna? Well, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards will soon be making an appearance on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Coming fom Digitart Interactive and N-Fusion Interactive, arriving on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2020, will be the standalone action-RPG Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards.
As you may expect to hear, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards will see us given the chance to follow the exploits of Aluna, the warrior daughter of a Spanish conquistador and South American nature goddess Pachamama. After being raised in early 16th century Spain, Aluna has escaped to the New World only to realise it was in fact her true homeland. And it is here where we fall into Sentinel of the Shards to head off on a quest through Inca mythology as Aluna strives to restore the amulet her goddess mother entrusted to her.
If you’re up for helping Aluna fulfil her true destiny and are ready for some deep action-RPG mechanics like those of Diablo, mixing them up with the mythology of God of War, then Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards should be the game for you. It’ll be found featuring mythological gods, beasts, and tales that managed to form the backbone of 16th century Colombian culture, letting us venture from the Sanctuary seaside cliffs through the massive jungles of the New World, all the way to Nagaric’s Temple in the Volcanic Canyons in this epic historical adventure.
If you’ve never heard of Aluna before, then you may wonder why this tale will appeal. Well, it could be said that Aluna is a bit of a big deal in the land of comic books, after being created by actress Paula Garces (Harold & Kumar series, On My Block, Clockstoppers, The Shield) and Antonio Hernandez. Taking the starring role in a series of comics, Aluna has grown ever more popular, especially after becoming a playable character in S2 Games’ popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth, where she was played by Paula Garces herself. More recently though, she’s starred in the ongoing comic book saga, The World of Aluna, written by Assassin’s Creed and Batman: Arkham Origins scribes Ryan Galletta, Dooma Wendschuch, and Corey May.
“Aluna has made major strides for hispanic representation in comic books,” said Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez. “But when it comes to games, our culture remains massively underrepresented. 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!”
“Every time I’d go to Comic-Con I see throngs of Latino fans, yet there’s next to no latino superheroes,” said Aluna creator and actress Paula Garces. “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!”
If you wish to know more about how Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards will play out then make sure you take in the announcement trailer below. We’ll be sure to follow up with development process in the lead to release on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.