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Bonus Costumes and New Gameplay Trailer Also Revealed Today

SYDNEY, 29th January 2021 – Today Square Enix Ltd., released a free demo for BALAN WONDERWORLD™. The demo offers a sneak peek at all the whimsy and magic the game has in store ahead of its March 26th release. By downloading and playing the demo, players can unlock platform-specific bonus costumes, which can be enjoyed when playing the full game after purchase.

Blue Launcher – PlayStation 5™/PlayStation®4 Edition
Star Launcher – Nintendo Switch™ Edition
X Launcher – Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One Edition
Steam Launcher – Steam® Edition

In addition, Square Enix unveiled the brand-new True Happiness is an Adventure trailer, which showcases a range of the 80 in-game costumes and fantastical adventures that await in Wonderworld.

To view the new trailer

The demo features three of BALAN WONDERWORLD’s twelve magical worlds, and also supports local two-player co-op that can be enjoyed with friends and family by plugging-in and pressing any button on a second controller. Players can battle Negati, play Balan’s Bout mini-games and collect Balan Statues together as Leo and Emma, combining abilities from different costumes to explore each wonderous world and access new paths that are unavailable in solo play.

To find the BALAN WONDERWORLD demo, search “BALAN WONDERWORLD” on each respective platform: PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One, Steam®.

BALAN WONDERWORLD will release March 26th, 2021 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Steam®. Physical copies of the game also include a collectible Balan Theatre ticket, while supplies last.

Related Links:

Twitter: @balanwworld
Instagram:  @balanwonderworld

* The bonus costume will be added to the full game by reading the demo play data.
* The bonus costumes will be unlocked from the release date of the full game.
*On PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One, the full game must be played with the account that downloaded the demo.
* To obtain the bonus costume, the demo and full game must be played on the same platform.

* For the Steam® edition, the bonus costume can be obtained by playing the full game when save data from the demo is present. However, please be aware that purchasing the full game without save data from the demo present will prevent you from claiming the bonus.


BALAN WONDERWORLD is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around the mysterious Balan theatre; home to a mischievous maestro named Balan. The stars of the show will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real-world mix with the things that people hold dear. Twelve different tales await our stars in Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. Players will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, battling Negati and playing mini-games that are hidden along the way, to get to the heart of each touching story.

BALAN COMPANY brings together talented videogame developers, visual artists, and composers to tell the greatest stories and provide the ultimate platformer experiences. 

BALAN WONDERWORLD will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X with support for Smart Delivery, PlayStation®5 console, PlayStation®4 console, Nintendo Switch™, and PC (STEAM®) on 26th March. For more information, visit:

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 159 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 81 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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