Press release

23/07/2020

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES ALL NEW 3D ACTION PLATFORMER FROM SONIC THE HEDGEHOG CREATORS

Step Through the Enchanted Stage Door into BALAN WONDERWORLD
 – Coming Spring 2021

LONDON (23rd July, 2020) –   Square Enix Ltd., today welcomed gamers around the globe to peek behind the curtain at the wonderous and spectacular BALAN WONDERWORLD - an all-new action-platformer from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, the global blockbuster video game franchise.  The family-friendly platformer will jump on to current and next generation consoles and PC in the Spring of 2021.

Watch the BALAN WONDERWORLD A SPECTACULAR PREVIEW - ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER here: https://youtu.be/kldZVxarIkc

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!

BALAN WONDERWORLD is an all-new experience from renowned gaming industry talent including Director, Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise Creator, Team Sonic Co-Founder) and Character Designer, Naoto Oshima (Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Eggman, Team Sonic 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 videogame developers, visual artists, and composers to tell the greatest stories and provide the ultimate platformer experiences.  

BALAN WONDERWORLD will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X with support for Smart Delivery, PlayStation®5 console, PlayStation®4 console, Nintendo Switch™, and PC (STEAM®) in Spring 2021. For more information, visit: www.balanwonderworld.com

Related Links:
BALAN WONDERWORLD Website: www.balanwonderworld.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix
Twitter: @balanwworld
Instagram:  @balanwonderworld
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/SquareEnixNA
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About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 154 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
 
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com.
 

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