Balan Wonderworld launches in 2021 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X with Smart Delivery

By Heidi Nicholas,
Balan Wonderworld is a 3D action platformer from Square Enix, launching in Spring 2021 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The game will support Smart Delivery.


Square Enix says it's "the action game of action games." Balan Wonderworld features 12 unique characters and over 80 costumes, such as Jumping Jack and Pumpkin Puncher, and puts you on a quest to save the characters from their "negative emotions." The official description says "Twelve different tales await players in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. As the star of the show you can use powers from 80 different costumes while exploring labyrinth stages, filled with a myriad of tricks and traps to get to the heart of each story. As you journey through this land between fantasy and reality, you must find a way to bring balance to others and yourself."

Yuji Naka, director of Balan Wonderworld, says "It’s a brand-new 3D action platformer coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X. It’s published by Square Enix and is the first game from Balan Company — a collection of talented videogame developers, visual artists, and composers who have come together to make a platformer game which offers the best stories and experiences." The two main characters are Emma and Leo. "A mysterious theatre leads the duo into a strange new world, full of bizarre sights and whimsical residents. But not all is well in this world, and led by an enigmatic maestro called Balan, the duo must explore the land in a quest to restore happiness and heal the hearts and minds of all they encounter." You'll be overcoming the obstacles in your way with specific costumes: "not only do these change the heroes’ appearance, they also imbue them with a range of fantastical abilities."

The game arrives for Xbox One and Xbox Series X in Spring 2021, with support for Smart Delivery and 4K.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.