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Square Enix is shoring up its RPG lineup with a new 3D action-platformer called “Balan Underground.” Announced during the Xbox Games Showcase, this new family-friendly game is being developed by the people behind SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
About the game from the press release:
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!
According to Square Enix, Balan Wonderland is being directed by Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog franchise creator, Team Sonic co-founder), Character Designer Naoto Ohshina (Sonic the Hedgehog, Team Sonic co-founder), and is the duo’s first collaboration in 20 years!
This is also the first title under the gaming brand Balan Company, whcih we reported on earlier this month.
Balan Wonderland is set to run out this Spring 2021, on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.