Balan Wonderworld Day 1 Patch Rebalances Difficulty

Balan Wonderworld's producer says it "simply isn't feasible" to reflect all feedback at this stage of development

Published: March 15, 2021 10:47 AM /


A character navigating spider's webs in Balan Wonderworld

Balan Wonderworld producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto has revealed that a day one patch is incoming for the game. It'll rebalance difficulty, address some control issues, and change camera functionality, but Fujimoto says it won't reflect all player feedback.

What's coming in the Balan Wonderworld day 1 patch?

According to a blog post by Fujimoto, the Balan Wonderworld dev team recognizes that there have been a "wide range of opinions and responses" to the game's demo. However, as the game is due in less than two weeks, Fujimoto says it "simply isn't feasible" to reflect every piece of player feedback in the game. The day one patch is intended to provide a "more balanced gameplay experience" and will bring with it adjusted movement controls and camera movement, as well as rebalanced difficulty.

A teacup-themed level in Balan Wonderworld
Balan Wonderworld is due out in less than two weeks, so its day one patch won't reflect all player feedback.

The news comes as part of a wider deep dive into the gameplay of Balan Wonderworld. In the blog post, Fujimoto details how each of the game's twelve stages will work. In each stage, there is a character whose heart has been overtaken by negative emotions. It's up to you to find out how to overcome these issues. You'll have access to a wide range of costumes in order to help you achieve this, and Fujimoto says there isn't a "correct" way to clear each of the stages. Each stage will grant access to a new costume, with over 80 in total to unlock and try out.

What is Balan Wonderworld?

Announced back in July last yearBalan Wonderworld is a new platformer from Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka. It's a colorful affair in which the titular maestro Balan uses his theater to tell tales, which take the form of twelve platforming worlds to explore. You'll be able to collect costumes, each of which has a different ability to help you navigate the worlds and explore to find secrets. Balan Wonderworld reunites Naka with Sonic the Hedgehog designer Naoto Ohshima. It's the first title from Square Enix subsidiary Balan Company, formed by Naka after he joined the company in 2018.

You'll be able to get your hands on Balan Wonderworld when it launches for PC, PlayStation platforms, Xbox consoles, and Nintendo Switch on March 26th. A free demo is also available across all platforms if you'd like to take a look at the game before you buy it.

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