Namco Bandai Games America announced today that Eternal Sonata, formerly titled Trusty Bell: Chopin’s Dream in Japan, is a new RPG for the Xbox 360 and will launch in the U.S. in 2007. Eternal Sonata takes full advantage of the Xbox 360, boasting gorgeous graphics, 3-D character models, and a groundbreaking battle system. Take a look in this first Japanese cell-shaded game footage:
The story of Eternal Sonata begins as a famous composer, on his deathbed, drifts between this life and the next. In his reverie, a happenstance encounter of a young girl who accepts her terrible destiny and a young boy fighting to save her, changes the destiny of the world. Uncover the light that shines in each of us in this enduring tale of good and evil.
“Eternal Sonata will set a new standard in next generation RPG’s as it combines an immersive, in-depth story line that will draw the player into the game,” Yoshi Niki, Namco Bandai Games Americaâ€™s Product Group Director said. “With a host of impressive next generation features such as a unique monster morphing system, a hybrid of a turn-based and action battle system with a special attack feature dependent on light and shadow, Eternal Sonata will set a new standard for next-generation RPG gaming.â€