Balan Wonderworld from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog coming in 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 23 July 2020 19:39 GMT

Balan Wonderworld is a new title coming to you from Square Enix.

After teasing today’s announcement yesterday, the first look at Balan Wonderworld came during the Xbox Showcase.

The action-platformer is coming to you from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, and will be made available for current and next-gen consoles as well as PC in spring 2021.

Here’s more:

Entering a whimsical and bizarre land through a mysterious theatre, players will take on the role of Leo and Emma as they embark on an adventure like no other. Led by an enigmatic maestro named Balan, they must navigate through Wonderworld to restore happiness and balance the hearts and minds of all they encounter here.

Players will discover over 80 extraordinary costumes along their journey through a variety of unique environments within Wonderworld. The costumes change Leo’s and Emma’s appearances, granting them a wide array of fantastical powers to overcome obstacles that lay in their path and discover exciting new ways to play. The possibilities are endless as you bash your enemies, walk in the air, freeze time and manipulate all kinds of objects with the costumes you collect.

The game is being worked on by director Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog franchise creator, Team Sonic co-founder) and character designer, Naoto Ohshima (Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Eggman, Team Sonic co-founder). It marks Naka and  Ohshima’s first collaboration in 20 years and is the first game from the newly established Balan Company.

Balan Wonderworld will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X with support for Smart Delivery, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

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