Balan Wonderworld, from Square Enix, launched on Nintendo Switch and other platforms today and the developer has warned players of a photo-sensitive epilepsy risk on one of the bosses found in the game. Because of this, they are urging people to download the day one update which will fix the issue. The problem is that there’s a white screen strobing effect on the last boss which many speculate to be a bug, rather than a design choice.
The following statement comes from the official Balan Wonderworld Twitter account:
“Please ensure that you install the Day One Patch before playing Balan Wonderworld,” Square Enix told Eurogamer. “We have received reports of a photo-sensitive epilepsy risk from a potential flashing bug if playing the game un-patched. The Day One Patch prevents this issue as well as enhances the overall play experience.”