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Balan Wonderworld demo out now

Balan Wonderworld

Fans of Yuji Naka can now try the Sonic creator’s latest creation: Balan Wonderworld.

The game’s demo is available to download on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Meanwhile, the Steam demo goes live at 5 PM. Players will experience two hours of gameplay ahead of its full launch on March 26, 2021.

According to Square Enix:

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Two players can explore the game as the stars of the show Leo and Emma in local co-op mode, combining abilities from different costumes to access new paths that are unavailable in solo play! Simply connect a second controller and push any button on it to activate co-op mode. Using a range of costume abilities, players will be able to collect Balan Statues in each stage as well as access the hidden Balan’s Bout mini-games. The demo will feature three of Balan Wonderworld‘s twelve magical worlds.

Balan Wonderworld was announced last year. It is a collaboration between character designer and Team Sonic co-founder Naoto Ohshima and Yuji Naka. The game marks the first time that the two have collaborated in 20 years. Ohshima is perhaps best known for designing Sonic and Doctor Robotnik in the original Sonic the Hedgehog.

My Take

I just downloaded the demo from the Microsoft Store and I plan to play it first thing tomorrow morning. Hopefully it’s as interesting as it looks!

Watch a trailer for the game below!