Square Enix and Yuji Naka Announce 3D Platformer Balan Wonderworld for PC and Consoles, Launches Spring 2021

Square Enix and Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka have announced Balan Wonderworld during the Xbox Games Showcase pre-show.

In Balan Wonderworld, players take on the role of one of two protagonists in a 3D Action Platforming game, where outfits are used to solve obstacles. The world of Balan Wonderworld is colorful and theatrical, populated by a lanky and mysterious ringmaster who appears to be running the show.

Players don one of over 80 costumes in the game to solve puzzles and obstacles including the Web Wrangler, Bulldozer, Floaty Flower, Pumpkin Puncher, and Happy Blaster outfits among many more.

Costumes can give direct combat abilities as is the case with Pumpkin Puncher, or open up new avenues of exploration like the ability of the Web Wrangler to climb, or the Floaty Flower’s ability to glide long distances.

As an aside, this will be Yuji Naka’s first game since he joined up with Square Enix back in 2018.

You can find the announcement trailer below.

Balan Wonderworld launches Spring 2021 for Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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