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Balan Wonderworld’s March 26, 2021 Release Date, Co-Op Unveiled

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Balan Wonderworld

Balan Wonderworld, the upcoming game from Sonic veterans Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, is headed for release worldwide on March 26, 2021. As part of Nintendo’s September 17, 2020 Partner Showcase, the new gameplay clips showed off a co-op mode, as well as new abilities and controls.

In Balan Wonderworld, you’ll play as two kids, Leo and Emma. The game’s 12 “dreamlike” stages include an ocean stage and a wind stage, and there are over 80 costumes to wear with varying abilities. The co-op mode allows players to combine players’ powers and complete stages more easily.

Check out the full gameplay trailer below.

Balan Wonderworld, announced during July’s Xbox Games Showcase pre-show, is headed to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC. It’s the first game from Balan Company, formed by Naka and Ohshima to make games for Square Enix.

The announcement was part of September’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase. The stream also included the debut of Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise, Rune Factory 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny.

Graham Russell
Graham Russell has been writing about games for various sites and publications since 2007. He’s a fan of streamlined strategy games, local multiplayer and upbeat aesthetics. He joined Siliconera as a Contributing Editor in February 2020. When he’s not writing about games, he’s a graphic designer, web developer, card/board game designer and editor.