As the U.S. barrels towards a history-shaping day of reckoning, I find myself craving lighter, happier things. The bright, colorful, and slightly creepy intro movie for Balan Wonderworld, the new game from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog and Nights Into Dreams, is exactly what I need.
Magic happens when director Yuji Naka and designer Naoto Ohshima get together. In the case of Balan Wonderworld, coming March 26 to a console or PC near you, that magic involves Leo Craig and Emma Cole wandering into the Wonderworld, where the maestro Balan leads them on a platforming adventure filled with power-granting costume changes. This is how that adventure begins.
So the kids get a little drunk. Happens to glasses of water all the time. They’ll be fine. My only questions now are when can I buy the little bird things and can it be March right now, please. I need all of this.