Balan Wonderworld, from Sonic the Hedgehog creators Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, is a new action platformer in development at Square Enix’s Balan Company studio. Today, the team revealed the full opening cinematic created by Square Enix’s Visual Works studio. Check it out below:
Leo and Emma encounter a mysterious character name Balan, who whisks them away to another world that they must save by restoring clearing it of negative emotions. The game sports over 80 collectible costumes that each have a unique ability they bestow. Players can play alone or cooperatively, the latter making use of a “Joint Play” mechanic that allows players to use the abilities of both costumes when in proximity of one another.
The game is planned to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on March 26, 2021. You can also check out the boxart below the trailer.