SQUARE ENIX has released the opening movie of BALAN WONDERWORLD — the all-new action-platformer from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog.
The movie sets the stage for the game’s story as it features protagonists Leo Craig and Emma Cole entering a theatre and meeting the mysterious maestro Balan, who draws them into the magical universe of Wonderworld. BALAN WONDERWORLD will be playable on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X with support for Smart Delivery, Nintendo Switch and PC (STEAM).
For those old enough to remember the wonderful NiGHTS into Dreams, this may look a little familiar and that’s no bad thing given the cult status of the 90s Sega hit. It’s also no surprise as it comes from the same talented development team behind the Saturn game.
In Balan Wonderworld, players will explore the fantastical land of Wonderworld, guided by an enigmatic maestro named Balan. As they explore Wonderworld, players will jump, climb, fly, smash and more, discovering a multitude of unique areas and collecting over 80 unique costumes to assist on the journey. Each costume bestows its own special power, such as the Rail Runner outfit that lets players summon train tracks in certain areas to quickly traverse across long distances and obstacles.
BALAN WONDERWORLD is an all-new experience from renowned gaming industry talent including Director, Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise Creator, Sonic Team Co-Founder) and Character Designer, Naoto Ohshima (Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Eggman, Sonic Team Co-Founder). The game marks Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima’s first collaboration in 20 years and is the first game from the newly established BALAN COMPANY gaming brand. BALAN COMPANY brings together talented video game developers, visual artists, and composers to tell the greatest stories and provide the ultimate platformer experiences.