Square Enix and Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Introduce ‘Balan Wonderworld’
by Sage Ashford
During the Xbox Games Showcase’s pre-show event, the company revealed the latest new IP from Square Enix, Balan Wonderland. The game is from Yuji Naka (creator of Sonic: The Hedgehog), who joined up with Square a few years ago. It seems to be a spiritual successor to NiGHTs into Dreams, and is the first major title from Balan Company, Square’s latest developer. More below:
What is Balan Wonderworld?
It’s a brand-new 3D action platformer coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X. It’s published by Square Enix and is the first game from Balan Company — a collection of talented videogame developers, visual artists, and composers who have come together to make a platformer game which offers the best stories and experiences.
What is Balan Wonderworld about?
The two main characters who wander into Balan Wonderworld are Emma and Leo. A mysterious theatre leads the duo into a strange new world, full of bizarre sights and whimsical residents.
But not all is well in this world, and led by an enigmatic maestro called Balan, the duo must explore the land in a quest to restore happiness and heal the hearts and minds of all they encounter.
When is Balan Wonderworld coming out?
The game will release for Xbox One and Xbox Series X in Spring 2021. We’ll have more information to share before then, so make sure you follow our social media team for updates. I am looking forward to meeting you in this mysterious world!
Balan Wonderworld will also be releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Steam.