Hello friends and gamers, welcome back to triple G, and happy Cinco de Mayo 2021! Cinco de Mayo (not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day which is September 16) […]
Hello friends and gamers, welcome back to triple G, and happy Cinco de Mayo 2021! Cinco de Mayo (not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day which is September 16) is a celebration of the Mexican victory over Napoleon III’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. The United States uses the holiday to celebrate Mexican food, entertainment, traditions, and culture! To join in the celebration, I thought I’d make a video game list!
I thought about some Hispanic characters in popular video games, and surprisingly, there’s not nearly enough! I hope you enjoy the 5 Hispanic characters that relate to how they impacted my gaming experience, and definitely let me know your favorite characters of Hispanic origin in the comments at the bottom of the page! Let’s jump into the 5 Hispanic Video Game Characters & what video game they appear in!
1. Guacamelee!—Juan Aguacate
Combining a fist full of guac and a rooster crow, Juan Aguacasta will hit you with a chair and launch a dive from the top rope! During the Dia de los Muertos festival, agave farmer Juan Aguacate is killed by Carlos Cartaca, an evil skeleton who attacked the village of Santa Luchita and kidnapped Juan’s love interest, Lupita. In the land of the dead, Juan finds a luchadora named Tostada who gives him a mask. When he puts on the mask, he is transformed into a luchador and launched back into the land of the living. The rest of the game is spent by Juan fighting his way through a non-linear platformer world in order to rescue Lapita and stop Carlos from uniting and ruling over both lands.
The most common ending will have Juan stopping Carlos, but he unfortunately is not able to save Lupita. He basically lives the rest of his life until he dies and sees Lupita again in the land of the dead. Bittersweet-ish 🙁
The true ending, however, can be unlocked if the player clears all the hidden trials in the game. Juan stops Carlos and Lupita still dies, but Lupita is then revived by Juan’s mystical mask that was given to him by Tostada! Soon after, the couple return to the village and live a happily married life! Yay! 😀
2. Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel—Fiona
Third-person co-op tactical shooter series, Army of Two, marked a third entrance into the gaming universe in 2013. The Devil’s Cartel features two original protagonists, Alpha and Bravo, who get mixed up with the Mexican Cartel and face off against El Diablo, a familiar, yet shocking threat from their past. Army of Two was on the rise to being a powerful franchise, but critics disliked the removal of co-op interactions that were in previous games. It was launched between Tomb Raider and Bioshock: Infinite as well, which sent this title a little under people’s radar. Fans have yet to be teased with a 4th Army of Two game, and it doesn’t look like we’ll get another one any time soon.
Anyway, Fiona is saved by Alpha and Bravo five years prior to the events of The Devil’s Cartel. At one point, Fiona rescues them from a cartel compound and regroups at her safehouse. Fiona brings Alpha and Bravo back to her safe house and agrees to help them in their mission to takedown the cartel. She was a strong and independent Mexican female character that performed excellent hand-to-hand combat and held military commando experience! Unfortunately, she died at the hands of El Diablo later in the game, but that doesn’t take away from the fact she was an awesome Hispanic video game character.
3. The Evil Within—Sebastion Castellanos
The Evil Within is one of my favorite video games of all time! It’s right up there with Bioshock. I have to say, The Evil Within is a crazy ride, and The Evil Within 2 launches you ever deeper into the rabbit hole of weird/horrific/supernatural. I love it!
Sebastion Castellanos is a realist. He lost his family, blamed himself like any normal person would do, and took a nosedive from being top dog at his job to the sarcastic sweat-stain in the back of the room. In spite of all that, he fearlessly pursues the insane Ruben Victoriano while unknowingly being in a STEM chamber. The Evil Within series would take a long time to explain every important detail, but STEM is essentially a sleep chamber that transmits your mind into a false reality world, similar to the Matrix. You might understand why it would be difficult to defeat Ruben since he literally controlled everything in the false reality.
But Sebastion Castellanos gains the upper hand, defeats Ruben, and then in The Evil Within 2, finds his wife and daughter who didn’t die after all!! Yes.. Mind = Blown! I know I spoiled most of the games just now, but if you still haven’t played either one, I highly recommend you do so. The storylines are impressive and the gameplay has its own experiences! Both games are thrilling, hyper-vigilant, mysterious, scary, and absolutely fun to figure out!
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More Hispanic/Latin Video Game Characters!
Note: Updating list with more characters and pictures in future.
- 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
Who are your favorite Hispanic/Latin Video Game characters?
Do you know others that are less popular and deserve some spotlight?
Let me know in the comments!
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