Square Enix has announced the release date for the 3D platformer Balan Wonderworld, and it will be available from March 26th, 2021. Balan Wonderland will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Switch. The game is being developed by Balan Company and that studio is being led by Sonic The Hedgehog franchise creator Yuji Naka, and Naoto Ohshima who is the character designer behind Sonic. This is the first time the two have worked together in 20 years. The new trailer showcases the newly confirmed multiplayer aspect of Balan Wonderworld, which allow two player local co-op.
The official description can be read below:
Twelve different tales await players in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. As the star of the show you can use powers from 80 different costumes while exploring labyrinth stages, filled with a myriad of tricks and traps to get to the heart of each story. As you journey through this land between fantasy and reality, you must find a way to bring balance to others and yourself.
Players will have to traverse Wonderworld and help to restore it by getting rid of Negati, which are the manifestations of emotions such as worry. Balan Wonderworld also feature over 80 costumes and each costume has powers to assist in the adventure. These include Pumpkin Puncher outfit that lets players smash through obstacles blocking pathways to the Air Cat costume that allows players to walk in mid-air for a certain amount of time.