Square Enix announced that a free demo of Balan Wonderworld is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam on January 28.
The demo will highlight the action-platformer from Sonic the Hedgehog’s creators and features up to two hours of the game. Further, the demo will feature the game’s local co-op mode for families to play together and the single-player mode. Two players can control the protagonists, Lea and Emma, as they combine the abilities of different costumes to progress through the stage.
Co-op gameplay is jump-in and out, making it easy for players to turn the adventure into a two-player experience on the fly. A handful of costumes will be available in the demo, along with access to a few mini-games. The demo will feature acts from three of the game’s twelve levels.
Balan Wonderworld has players set off on a journey through Wonderworld guided by an energetic maestro named Balan, who will help players restore balance to the world by clearing it of Negati, a physical manifestation of worry negative emotions.
During gameplay, players can freely explore the world across multiple areas while collecting over 80 unique costumes that assist in various ways. Each costume has a special power, such as a Pumpkin Puncher outfit that allows players to smash through obstacles. There’s also a co-op mode where players can play together.
Balan Wonderworld is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam on March 26, 2021.
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