Balan Wonderworld Reveals Extremely Wacky Opening Movie


Take a look into Wonderworld with the opening movie to Square’s upcoming platformer.

Balan Wonderworld is an upcoming 3D Platformer from The Balan Company and Square Enix. The title, which is being developed by some of the team behind the original Sonic The Hedgehog games including Yuji Naka and Naoto Oshima, is due for release March 26, 2021.

The game was originally revealed during the pre-show of the Xbox Games Showcase back in March and has since been shown off during a Nintendo Direct Partner Presentation. While details on the game have so far been fairly sparse, Square has revealed that there will be a total of 12 worlds to explore and more than 80 different abilities to collect.

Alongside the short appearances during events, Square has now revealed the opening movie to the game and it’s exactly as wacky as you’d expect.

The video is accompanied by some blurb, which reads:

“The BALAN WONDERWORLD Opening Movie sets the stage for Leo and Emma’s adventure in Wonderworld. Watch as the Balan Theatre comes to life in this wondrous action platformer adventure. Twelve different tales await our stars in Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks.”

The opening movie starts with the game’s two protagonists, Leo and Emma, strolling through a beautiful city towards the Balan Theatre. As they enter they’re spotted by a weird figure sat on a chair, who approaches them, tells them they’re missing a piece of their heart, and then breaks into a wonderful song and dance. The dance is full of bright, psychedelic colours, cute fluffy creatures and an array of environments, including a brief spell underwater. The movie fits the tone and the aesthetic of what we’ve seen of the game so far and certainly adds to the intrigue of what the final game will entail when it releases.

Balan Wonderworld is due to drop on 26th March 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PC (Via Steam), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Series X.

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