Opening Cinematic Sets the Stage for Balan Wonderworld

This morning, Square Enix has released the opening movie for the upcoming action-platformer, Balan Wonderworld, setting up the story we’ll be playing.

If you’ve been looking forward to Balan Wonderworld, the new action game from the original creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, today brings a special treat. Square has released the game’s opening movie, providing more insight on the game’s story and characters:

The movie sets the stage for the game’s story as it features protagonists Leo Craig and Emma Cole entering a theater and meeting the mysterious maestro Balan, who draws them into the magical universe of Wonderworld.

Players will explore the fantastical land of Wonderworld, guided by an enigmatic maestro named Balan. As they explore Wonderworld, players will jump, climb, fly, smash and more, discovering a multitude of unique areas and collecting over 80 unique costumes to assist on the journey. Each costume bestows its own special power, such as the Rail Runner outfit that lets players summon train tracks in certain areas to quickly traverse across long distances and obstacles.

BALAN WONDERWORLD is an all-new experience from renowned gaming industry talent including Director, Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise Creator, Sonic Team Co-Founder) and Character Designer, Naoto Ohshima (Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Eggman, Sonic Team Co-Founder). The game marks Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima’s first collaboration in 20 years and is the first game from the newly established BALAN COMPANY gaming brand. BALAN COMPANY brings together talented video game developers, visual artists, and composers to tell the greatest stories and provide the ultimate platformer experiences.

Balan Wonderworld launches on March 26, 2021 for the PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PCs.