A joyful Cinco de Mayo to all my cherished friends and devoted followers of video games!  Cinco de Mayo (not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day on September 16) is a celebration of the Mexican triumph over Napoleon III at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. The United States actively engages in this holiday to honor Mexican cuisine, entertainment, culture, and customs! In order to partake in the festivities, I have compiled a catalog of video game characters with Hispanic backgrounds.

Upon reflection, I realized that there is a noticeable absence of Hispanic characters in popular video games. However, I have managed to identify three exceptional Hispanic characters whose presence has significantly influenced my gaming journey. I genuinely hope you appreciate these characters as much as I do. Don’t forget to share your favorite video game characters of Hispanic origin in the comments section below! Let us come together and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the realm of video games with utmost delight!

Honorable Mentions of Hispanic/Latin Video Game Characters

  • Dominic Santiago – Gears of War
  • Isabela Keyes – Dead Rising
  • Carlos Olivera – Resident Evil 3
  • Bane – Injustice
  • King – Tekken
  • Sombra – Overwatch
  • Javier Escuella – Red Dead Redemption series
  • Tyson Rios – Army of Two
  • Antonio Zapatero – D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

The Adventurous Journey of Juan Aguacasta: A Luchador’s Quest in Guacamelee

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In the mystical world of Juan Aguacasta, where punches meet guac and roosters crow, an extraordinary tale begins. Our protagonist, a humble agave farmer, Juan Aguacate, finds himself entangled in an ominous turn of events during the vibrant Dia de los Muertos festival. The malevolent Carlos Cartaca, an evil skeleton, leads a sinister assault on the peaceful village of Santa Luchita, abducting Juan’s beloved Lupita.

Transported to the land of the dead, Juan encounters Tostada, a courageous luchadora. Guided by her, Juan receives a mystical mask, a transformative artifact. Donning the mask, he turns into a mighty luchador, catapulted back into the realm of the living. Thus commences Juan’s arduous expedition through a non-linear platformer universe, braving countless challenges and adversaries. His mission: to rescue Lupita and thwart Carlos’ nefarious scheme of uniting and dominating both realms. His journey is a very memorable ode to Hispanic characters in video games!

Fiona: Hispanic Heroine in Cinco de Mayo Video Game Character Celebration

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Securing the second spot on my list of Hispanic video game characters to commemorate Cinco de Mayo is none other than Fiona. Her story unfolds five years prior to the events of The Devil’s Cartel, where she finds herself in a dire situation, only to be rescued by the gallant duo, Alpha and Bravo. Their paths intertwine when Fiona, exhibiting her unwavering strength, skillfully frees them from a cartel stronghold and guides them to her secure hideout.

Bound by a common mission to dismantle the cartel, Fiona, a formidable Mexican female character, lends her hand in combat prowess and leverages her experience as a military commando. Her tenacity and independence shine through as she fearlessly takes on challenges alongside Alpha and Bravo, leaving an indelible mark on the gaming landscape. For even more badass women in video games, read more on the Top 9 Female Video Game Characters: Empowering Heroines!

Sebastian Castellanos: A Resilient Soul Amidst Darkness

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In the intricate tapestry of The Evil Within series, one character stands out as a testament to human strength and vulnerability—Sebastian Castellanos. A true realist, he carries the burden of losing his family, shouldering the weight of guilt that befalls any ordinary person. Plunged from the heights of professional success to a mere sarcastic presence in the shadows, Sebastian’s journey is one of redemption and unyielding determination.

Yet, despite the overwhelming odds and the profound influence wielded by antagonist Ruben, Sebastian’s resolute spirit shines through. With each step forward, he unveils his unwavering resolve to defy the darkness that engulfs him. Sebastian Castellanos emerges as a symbol of unwavering courage. He navigates the treacherous depths of The Evil Within series with a steely determination and motivation to never give up. I’m honored to add Sebastian to my Cinco de Mayo celebration as his place is among the most memorable Hispanic characters in video game history!

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