News: Relive the final days of Chopin in this epic RPG for the Xbox 360.
The more Namco Bandai reveals about Eternal Sonata, the more I am amazed that the game is coming to the Xbox 360. Living the dreams of the final days of a dying Chopin just sounds so out of place among the rest of the Xbox's target titles.
But Eternal Sonata is coming to Microsoft's machine this summer and here are the new details:
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Developer: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Release Date: Summer 2007
Platform: Xbox 360
ESRB Rating: RP (T expected)
On his deathbed, Chopin, the famous composer, drifts between this life and the next. In his dreams, happenstance encounters with a young girl facing a terrible destiny and the boy who will fight to save her, leads to Chopin's discovery of the light that shines in each of us in this enduring tale of good and evil, love and betrayal.
With gorgeous next gen visuals and style, a unique battle system, and a captivating story, Eternal Sonata promises to give Xbox 360 fans the RPG they've been waiting for.
Custom-Made for Next-Gen: Enjoy amazing, high-definition, anime style cel-shading and high quality textures shine to truly deliver an awesome next gen experience.
Innovative Battle System: Battle using a unique hybrid turn based/action RPG system that combines free-roam and turn-based action (up to three players during battle).
Strategic Use of Light and Darkness: Adjust your battle strategy in the ongoing struggle between light and darkness. Beware of enemies lurking in the shadows, as their stats ? attacks and potency ? will change, as will their physical form. Lure them out into the light or destroy them there in the cloak of darkness. Also, change your special attacks depending on whether you are in the light?.or in the dark.
Dramatic and Evolving Storyline: Experience a deeply moving story focusing on the enduring struggle between good and evil all while taking place in a dream during the final 3 hours of world-famous music composer Frederic Chopin's life.
Mesmerizing Music: Listen as world-renowned pianist Stanislav Bunin performs Chopin's original compositions, which are a key element in the environment and story of Eternal Sonata.