Balan Wonderworld, the whimsical new action-platformer from Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTs co-creators Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, is getting a sizeable demo next Thursday, 28th January, ahead its full launch in March.
Next week’s demo launches on all platforms and looks to be a bit of a whopper, promising two hours of play, either solo or with a friend in local co-op, across the opening acts of three worlds.
The first of these takes place on a beautiful farm woven from the memories of a farmer whose cornfield is struck by a storm, while another - formed of bicycle parts and drifting islands - is “born from the heart of Chang Haoyu and his love of the open sky”.
The demo’s final world - a town where a character once met a cute kitten - is made of candy pieces, floating books, and mysterious buildings full of moving gears, and there’s also a chance to explore the Isle of Tims, a hub area where players can harvest magical droplets to evolve the abilities of its resident creatures for use elsewhere.
The full version of Balan Wonderworld launches on 26th March.