Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc, announced today that Eternal Sonata has shipped to retailers nationwide for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system. An award-winning role playing game with spectacular cel-shaded graphics and a distinctive battle system, Eternal Sonata delivers a thrilling adventure in a fantasy world inspired by the music of renowned composer Frederic Chopin.
During his final hours, while drifting between this life and the next, Chopin experiences an extraordinary dream. Eternal Sonata follows the legendary composer as he encounters a young girl facing a horrifying future and the boy who swears he'll fight to save her. As the lines between the fantastic and the actual become increasingly blurred, Chopin discovers the light that shines in all of us in this enduring tale.
Eternal Sonata lets players experience truly magical events as they explore magnificent environments with 19th century composer Frederic Chopin and a diverse cast of valiant adventurers. These colorful characters employ the game's innovative battle system when encountering fearsome monsters during their travels. Varied lighting in the battlefield will allow players to execute different special attacks depending on where the characters stand by utilizing an original "light and dark" mechanic. Similarly, enemies assume new and terrifying forms depending on whether they are in well lit or shaded areas, adding a new level of strategic potential to the game's already impressive battle system. Coupled with the inventive combination of real-time and turn-based engagement, combat takes on a whole new dimension that helps to make the action truly come alive!
The PLAYSTATION3 system version of Eternal Sonata will also include all-new cut scenes, features and exclusive game content. Familiar friends are joined in their adventure by fresh faces as special bonus playable characters, Serenade and Crescendo, join Chopin's quest. New outfits, quests, music and dungeons further complement the notable additions to this critically-acclaimed title.