Eternal Sonta ScreensLeading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Eternal Sonata, a new RPG for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is in development and will launch in North America in 2007. An RPG for the next generation, Eternal Sonata takes full advantage of the Xbox 360, boasting gorgeous graphics, 3-D character models, and a groundbreaking battle system. 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 RPGs as it combines an immersive, in-depth story line that will draw the player into the game," Yoshi Niki, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.’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."