Square Enix has announced Balan Wonderworld. This 3d action platformer is made by, among others, two of the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. The game will be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X in Spring 2021.
Balan Wonderworld is set in the ‘magical Balan theater’, Square Enix writes in a press release. Players must “save the theater’s cast members from negative emotions.” Players do this as characters Leo or Emma, who travel through different imaginary worlds. Gamers can, among other things, collect different costumes, each of which offers its own ‘power’.
The game is being created by Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, two of the creators of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game from 1993. The former takes on the role of director, while Ohshima works as character designer. It is the first game the two make together at Square Enix. The pair are releasing their work under a new ‘game brand’ called Balan Company.
The game will be released in Spring 2021 for the Nintendo Switch and current and next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Smart Delivery is supported for Xbox Series X. A PC version of the game will be released on Steam.