Balan Wonderworld News
News Balan Wonderworld Director Was 'Removed' From Project 6 Months Before Launch
The director has taken to Twitter to explain
Some of you may remember Balan Wonderworld and its rocky launch last year. The 3D platformer, coming from well-known Sonic developer Yuji Naka, was a little rough at launch, and now its director has shed some light on the situation. According to Naka himself, he was "removed" as director six months...
News Balan Wonderworld Creator Yuji Naka Confirms Departure From Square Enix
"I’m already 55 years old, so I might retire"
Update: Yuji Naka has now confirmed via his personal Twitter account that he has indeed departed Square Enix (as previously believed, it happened back in April), but stated that he can't explain the reason at the time of writing. Here's the full statement as translated by Video Games Chronicle:...
PSA Balan Wonderworld’s Demo Is Being Delisted Today, In Case You’re Curious
Last chance to see what the fuss is about
Balan Wonderworld has come and gone fairly quickly, and hasn’t left a massive impact in its wake. We weren’t big fans of the game, and day one issues revolving around potential epileptic seizures didn’t help. In a strange turn, Square Enix has announced it will be pulling the demo from digital...
News Balan Wonderworld Is Getting Some Pretty Suspicious User Reviews On Metacritic
"These look like a bunch of bots"
It's fair to say Square Enix's Balan Wonderworld didn't get off to the best of starts with the reception to its demo earlier this year, and its full release pretty much went ignored this past week, with reviews nowhere to be found on release day. We have got one critical review on Metacritic at the time of writing...
PSA Balan Wonderworld’s Final Boss Could Trigger An Epileptic Seizure If The Game Is Unpatched
Be careful, folks
If you’re picking up Balan Wonderworld this weekend, be warned - the final boss has a series of flashing lights which could provoke an epileptic fit in those susceptible if the game is left unpatched. As reported by Game Informer’s Liana Ruppert, who is an epileptic sufferer herself, scenes of the final boss have appeared on...
News Balan Wonderworld Will Have A Day One Patch To Rectify Player Issues
But is it too late?
Square Enix allowed players a first look at Balan Wonderworld back in January, and the reception was mixed to say the least. Many criticised the movement controls, wonky camera, and general presentation of the game. Our sister site, Nintendo Life, were not impressed to say the least. It looks as though that criticism has been...
News Square Enix To Host 40 Minute Long Presentation Next Week, Including A New Life Is Strange Entry
What you got for us, Square?
Square Enix will be hosting a Nintendo Direct style presentation on March 18 at 1pm EDT/10am PDT, which looks to highlight the the company's upcoming slate of games, including a new Life is Strange entry. A 40 minute showcase will delve into many upcoming games from the company, with a primary focus on western titles...
News Balan Wonderworld Demo Out Now, Try The Entire First Chapter
And unlock a bonus costume
We've got a lot of demos dropping on Xbox at the moment! The latest is for the upcoming action platformer Balan Wonderworld, which is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One on March 26th. This demo allows you to try the entire first chapter of the game completely for free, as well as the first acts of Chapters Four and Six,...
News Balan Wonderworld Is Getting A Free Demo On Xbox Later This Month
From the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog
Square Enix has revealed that Balan Wonderworld will be receiving a demo on January 28th. The news was announced in a tweet, highlighting that the demo will contain various levels from the game. Gematsu reported that the demo will grant access to Acts 1 and 2 of Chapter 1, Act 1 of Chapter 4, and Act 1 of...