Coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC later in 2020, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards looks set to take comics’ first female latino superhero into the virtual world, allowing Aluna to embark on an epic quest and to lead her people. Today the latest gameplay trailer is unveiled, and in it we get to gather up a feel for the story that will push things along.
We’ve told you plenty about Aluna: Sentinal of the Shards previously, with our exclusive interview with Aluna’s creator, Paula Garces (Harold & Kumar series, On My Block, Clockstoppers, The Shield), delving into some of the biggest secrets. Created in response to the under-representation of both female leads, and latino superheroes in comics, there is much to love about Sentinel of the Shards, as the latest trailer shows.
In the new Destiny Trailer, you’ll get to explore the origins of Incan demigod Aluna, as she is sent as a small child from Spain to the “New World” of 16th century Latin America, taking on an epic quest to lead her native people in the process. .
Upon release later this year, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards promises to combine the deep action-RPG mechanics of Diablo with the revisionist mythology of God of War. Based around Inca lore, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards features mythological gods, beasts, and tales that formed the backbone of 16th century Colombian culture. Expect to be found taking in 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.
“Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards take players to a place we’ve never seen explored in gaming before,” said Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez. “We think Inca mythology and Latin American history is really fascinating, and there’s a huge population of Latin American gamers out there who aren’t reflected in their favorite pastime. We wanted to celebrate this oft neglected culture – and create a kick-ass swashbuckling adventure along the way!”
Hit up that trailer below and let us know what you think of it in the comments. We’ll be sure to follow up with a full release date confirmation for Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC when we can. In the meantime, there would be absolutely no harm in wishlisting it on Steam.