Aluna Sentinel of the Shards comes to PC and Switch May 26th

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Digitart Interactive and N-Fusion Interactive are proud to announce that its Inca mythology-based action-RPG Aluna Sentinel of the Shards is coming to PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch on May 26th for $19.99. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow. Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards stars comic book creator and actress Paula Garces (Harold & Kumar series, On My Block, Clockstoppers, The Shield) as Incan demigod Aluna as she embarks upon a quest to understand the mysterious fate bestowed upon her.

Developed by Digiart Interactive and  N-Fusion Interactive, Aluna Sentinel of the Shards is a rip-roaring romp through Inca lore featuring mythological gods, beasts, and tales that formed the backbone of 16th-century Colombian culture. 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 pulpy period adventure.

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards follows the exploits of Aluna, the warrior daughter of a Spanish conquistador and South American nature goddess Pachamama. Raised in early 16th century Spain, Aluna escaped to the New World only to realize it was her true homeland. Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards sets our heroine on a quest through Inca mythology as she strives to restore the amulet her goddess mother entrusted to her… and fulfill her true destiny.

Created by Paula Garces and Antonio Hernandez in response to the underrepresentation of both Latin and female superheroes in the entertainment industry, Aluna went on to become a cult hit and is currently starring 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 further made a name for herself in video games after becoming a playable character in S2 Games’ popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth, where she was played by Paula Garces herself.

Catch up on The World of Aluna in the new Omnibus, collecting every issue of the comic book series to date:

Aluna Sentinel of the Shards release date trailer

Creating Aluna has been a joy, as Latin characters and women have historically been woefully underrepresented in pop culture. 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!

Aluna creator and actress Paula Garces

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.

Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez
Aluna Sentinel of the Shard gameplay with giant dragon over a river

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