LOS ANGELES (Jan. 28, 2021) – Today SQUARE ENIX® released a free demo for BALAN WONDERWORLD™, the all-new action-platformer from the new gaming brand BALAN COMPANY. The demo offers a sneak peek at all the whimsy and magic the game has in store ahead of its March 26 release. By downloading and playing the demo, players can unlock platform-specific bonus costumes, which can be enjoyed when playing the full game after purchase.
Blue Launcher – PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4 Edition
The Blue Launcher costume shoots blue bullets studded with 〇 and × symbols to the front when standing still, which can defeat enemies or destroy blocks.
Star Launcher – Nintendo Switch™ Edition
The Star Launcher costume shoots sparkling star bullets to the front when standing still, which can defeat enemies or destroy blocks.
X Launcher – Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One Edition
The X Launcher costume shoots green, glowing X-shaped bullets to the front when standing still, which can defeat enemies or destroy blocks.
Steam Launcher – Steam® Edition
The Steam Launcher costume shoots three linked valve-shaped bullets to the front when standing still, which can defeat enemies or destroy blocks.
In addition, Square Enix unveiled the brand-new True Happiness is an Adventure trailer, which showcases a range of the 80 in-game costumes and fantastical adventures that await in Wonderworld. To view the new trailer, visit: https://youtu.be/gdf85ydqfBM
The demo features three of BALAN WONDERWORLD‘s twelve magical worlds, and also supports local two-player co-op that can be enjoyed with friends and family by plugging-in and pressing any button on a second controller. Players can battle Negati, play Balan’s Bout mini-games and collect Balan Statues together as Leo and Emma, combining abilities from different costumes to explore each wonderous world and access new paths that are unavailable in solo play.
* The Steam® edition will be available for download from 5pm
BALAN WONDERWORLD is rated E10+ by the ESRB and will will release March 26, 2021 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Steam®. The game is available to pre-order now here: https://balanwonderworld.square-enix-games.com/. Physical copies of the game also include a collectible Balan Theatre ticket, while supplies last.
BALAN WONDERWORLD Website: www.balanwonderworld.com
* The bonus costume will be added to the full game by reading the demo play data.
* The bonus costumes will be unlocked from the release date of the full game.
On PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One, the full game must be played with the account that downloaded the demo.
To obtain the bonus costume, the demo and full game must be played on the same platform.
* For the Steam® edition, the bonus costume can be obtained by playing the full game when save data from the demo is present. However, please be aware that purchasing the full game without save data from the demo present will prevent you from claiming the bonus.
About BALAN WONDERWORLD
BALAN WONDERWORLD is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around the mysterious Balan theatre; home to a mischievous maestro named Balan. The stars of the show 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 Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. Players will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, battling Negati and playing mini-games that are hidden along the way, to get to the heart of each touching story.
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®) on March 26, 2021. For more information, visit: www.balanwonderworld.com
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with 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 159 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 81 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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