Square Enix has released all the information regarding the free demo of Balan Wonderworld, the new game from the creators of Sonic. The demo will be available for download from midnight on Thursday 28 January (on Steam you can only download it from 18:00 on the same day), and will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Here is the full press release:
Square Enix announced today that a free demo of BALAN WONDERWORLD, the new action platformer from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, will be available next week. The demo will be available on January 28th and will allow you to play BALAN WONDERWORLD for two hours before its release, scheduled for March 26th. The demo, playable in company in local co-op or in single player mode, will be available for all platforms on which the full game will be released.
Two players can explore the game world as protagonists Leo and Emma in local co-op mode, combining the powers of different costumes to access new paths not available in the single player! To activate co-op mode, simply connect a second controller and press any command on it. Utilizing the wide range of costume powers, players will be able to collect Balan figurines in each level and access the hidden Balan’s Bout mini-games. The demo will include three of the twelve magical worlds of BALAN WONDERWORLD.
World 1 – The man who rages against the storm
Playable areas: First act, second act, boss fight
The first world is set on a beautiful farm, between rolling hills and giant crops. This mysterious world is born from the memories hidden in the heart of Jose Gallard, a farmer whose beautiful cornfield is hit by a storm. The boss who lurks in the depths of Jose’s world is Lupedro, the embodiment of Jose’s desperation after his cultivation is destroyed.
To complete this level, he uses different costumes, such as the Zompanguro which allows you to reach by jumping places otherwise inaccessible, and the Viverde which can clear obstacles thanks to its powerful breath!
World 4 – The boy who wants to go hand in hand with the wind
Playable areas: First act
The fourth world is a fantastic scenario born from the heart of Chang Haoyu and his passion for the open skies, where the sky is dotted with bicycle parts and floating islands.
Some useful costumes from this world are the Nubeeeh costume, which can float by inflating its soft fleece, and the Aerobata, which can soar through the sky and kick balloons and enemies!
World 6 – The little girl and the kitten
Playable areas: First act
The Sixth World tells the story of Cass Milligan and depicts the town where she met a cute kitten. This magical world, born from Cass Milligan’s fondest memories, is characterized by treats, floating books and mysterious buildings full of moving gears.
Costumes that will help players solve their mysteries and unleash powerful attacks include the Eng. Ranaggio costume, which can spin the gear on his stomach to activate machinery, and the rocket-fisted Zuccboxer costume!
Players will also have access to Tim Island, an area that serves as a base and hub to the three mysterious worlds. Here, players will get to know the magical creatures called Tim, whose powerful abilities can aid Leo and Emma in their exploration of the worlds and battles against the Negates! On Tim Island it is also possible to collect magical drops from the colorful flower fields scattered around the island. Drops can be given to Tims to evolve their skills.
BALAN WONDERWORLD will be available from March 26, 2021