Balan Wonderworld - Spectacle trailer (Yuji Naka/Naoto Ohshima/Square Enix)

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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!



This game apparently has a side mode equivalent to the Chao Garden in the Sonic Adventure series.

WIll definitely try this out when it comes to Game Pass


Cores, shaders and BIOS oh my!
Looks like reimagined/off brand Nights. I hope it's good but it kinda seems stuck to the past like other Naka works. The art design doesn't have the flair/polish of the Mario games, the main characters seem to move/animate very stiffly and 59,99€?! Hopefully it delivers a solid little game anyway.
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Not sure if worth asking price, game is looking better and better everyday and I'm excited to try it, just not sure about the price.

But that dance segment was a bit cringey
I thought it looked awful and felt completely out of place, it felt like a cheap way to imitate mario odyssey.


Naoto and Naka means Day one purchase for me.
Some things do not convince me completely, it feels like a mix between Nights (which i love) and Billy Hatcher (which i love a lot less).

But you're right: Naka + Ohshima = day one purchase no matter what.

I also really like the idea of co-op in a game like this. I'm very very curious.
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