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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - August 7, 2007 - NAMCO BANDAI Games America announced today that they have released the official demo for their award-winning and highly anticipated role-playing game, Eternal Sonata TM , on Xbox LIVE ® online entertainment network. The colorful, action-packed demo will be a fun introduction to the wonderful world of Eternal Sonata and is now available to download via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for both Silver and Gold members.
Developed by Japan-based Tri-Crescendo, Eternal Sonata follows the adventures of famed composer Frederic Chopin as he travels through a mysterious world where the lines between dreams and reality are blurred. Featuring an innovative hybrid real-time and turn-based combat system, lush environments, and an epic storyline of redemption and self-discovery, Eternal Sonata sets itself apart from all other role-playing game experiences on the Xbox 360 TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Eternal Sonata made a name for itself at the recent E3 Business&Media Summit as it was nominated by the E3 Game Critics Awards for Best Role-Playing Game. Top gaming sites also recognized it with top honors; IGN.com awarded it Best Artistic Design accolades on the Xbox 360 and GameTrailers.com gave it a Best Role-Playing Game nod.
"Eternal Sonata is a game that immerses players in a world as rich and vibrant as the music of Chopin," said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "The release of the demo marks the chance for gamers to finally experience this incredibly detailed and nuanced world, and we're confident that they'll be spellbound from the start."
Eternal Sonata is set to release for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on Monday, September 17th, 2007.
For more information on Eternal Sonata, please visit: http://EternalSonata.namcobandaigames.com.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN ® , SOULCALIBUR ® , Naruto TM , and Tekken ® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and our products, log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.
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