Yuji Naka’s latest game will surprise you
Sonic creator and Sega veteran Yuji, is working on an action game called Balan Wonderworld for Square Enix, where your abilities is determined by your costume.
"Even during test play, I saw everyone use different strategies," Yuji Naka told IGN Japan at Tokyo Game Show 2020. This is the first character-based platformer from Yuji Naka in a long time, and he's keenly aware that Square Enix “has an RPG image,” which is not really his forte.
Dual Sense: The team is going all-in on PlayStation 5's new features, such as its adaptive triggers: "I think players will be really surprised by it," he said.
Tall tales: Naka said he exaggerated his proposal for Balan Wonderworld, believing he’d “run out of steam” at around 40 in-game abilities, but actually ended up making all the 80 abilities he pitched. The legendary producer is taking his “one chance” at Square Enix seriously, and promises the story will be a proper hero's journey.