BALAN WONDERWORLD

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  • BALAN WONDERWORLD

Welcome to a wondrous all-action show, the likes of which has never been seen before!


BALAN WONDERWORLD is a wondrous action platformer game themed around the Balan Theatre. Led by the enigmatic maestro named Balan, the stars of the show Emma and Leo will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real world mix with the things that people hold dear.
Twelve different tales await our stars in the Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, filled with a myriad of tricks and traps, to get to the heart of each story.
 

Wonderworld exists in people's hearts and imagination

The setting for this tale is the fantastic, bizarre land of Wonderworld; a place where people's happy and positive memories mix with their restless worries and negativity.

Leo and Emma are led into Wonderworld by the mysterious clown Balan and set off on a journey to find what is important to them.
Before they can return to the real world, they must first restore the lost balance in their hearts...
 

Over 80 different costumes open up all the action you could want!

The stars of the show can use powers from the inhabitants of Wonderworld by wearing their colourful costumes, with over 80 different ones to try on!

Bash your enemies, walk in the air, freeze time or manipulate all kinds of objects... the possibilities are endless when you pick up a new costume.

Two Legendary Creators Reunite!

Come one, come all and enjoy the pinnacle of Square Enix storytelling in an all-action world of wonder created by the legendary Naka Yuji.
For the first time in 20 years Naka Yuji and Oshima Naoto join forces forming the BALAN COMPANY team; founded around, bringing together action game development, video and music production professionals from both inside and outside of the company.

2-Player Local Co-op Mode

Enjoy an even more wondrous adventure as one player controls Leo and the other controls Emma in 2 Player Co-op Local Mode. Co-operate together combining the abilities of two different costumes which will surely open new paths as you wander through Wonderworld!

Sonic the Hedgehog creator and Balan Wonderworld director Yuji Naka has confirmed on Twitter (below) that he's left Square Enix. Sonic Stadium initially reported that Naka had confirmed the news through his personal Facebook page back in April, though Naka himself has now confirmed the news on Twitter. "I resigned from Square Enix at the end of April," Naka explains, as translated by Gematsu. "While I cannot share the reason right now, I hope to be able to discuss it when the time comes. As for ...

2021-06-05

Sonic creator Yuji Naka has confirmed his exit from Square Enix, and said he may retire. In a tweet, Naka said he left Square Enix at the end of April. Balan Wonderworld, which Naka directed and Square Enix published on multiple platforms in March, flopped at retail. It sold less than 2100 copies in its opening week in Japan, and failed to make the top 40 in the UK physical chart. On his departure from Square Enix, Naka said: "I can't talk about the reason now, but I hope I can talk about it whe...

2021-06-05

Opening night is here, kids. The theater-themed 3D platformer Balan Wonderworld makes its debut today including the talents of former Sonic Team heads Yuji Naka and Naota Ohshima. Your small heroes Emma and Leo collect and swap costumes that give them new abilities to battle and puzzle through each area either solor or in co-op. They've got over 80 costumes to find, and some of these worlds look downright weird. Read more

2021-03-26

The stage doors for Square Enix’s newest 3D Action-Platformer are open! Guided by the Mysterious maestro Balan, fulfil your role as either Leo or Emma and dive into Wonderworld to help bring balance to the hearts of 12 others, as well as yourselves! Discover and use the power of over 80 different costumes to navigate your way through 12 labyrinthian worlds filled with puzzles and mysteries. Join Leo and Emma on a journey to discover true happiness today!

2021-03-26

Square Enix has issued a statement asking Balan Wonderworld players to ensure that they download a day one patch before playing the new PC game. Several players expressed concern online after seeing early footage of a boss fight in the latter stages of the game containing what they believed might be a potentially seizure-inducing effect. We reached out to Square Enix for comment to find out whether the leaked footage was reflective of the game as it would launch and if the developer was aware of...

2021-03-26

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

  • MINIMUM:
    • OS: Windows® 8.1 / 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 / Intel® Core™ i5-4430
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R9 270X / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 @ 30FPS (Medium Quality Settings)

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

  • RECOMMENDED:
    • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400 / Intel® Core™ i5-6400
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 480 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 @ 60FPS (High Quality Settings)
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