Eternal Sonata (トラスティベル ～ショパンの夢～, Torasuti Beru Shopan no Yume?, Trusty Bell: Chopin’s Dream) is an original role-playing video game created by tri-Crescendo, one of the developers of Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins. The Microsoft Xbox 360 version of the game was released on June 14, 2007 in Japan, September 17, 2007 in North America, and October 19, 2007 in Europe. The game will also be released for the Sony PlayStation 3 with additional content as Trusty Bell ~Chopin no Yume~ Reprise (トラスティベル ~ショパンの夢~ ルプリーズ) on September 18, 2008 in Japan, and a North American release will be available later in the fall. A European release is anticipated due to listings on various retailer and manufacturer websites, but no first-party information as to a EU release date has been published.
The game is centered around the romantic pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin, who died of tuberculosis at the age of 39. The story envisions a fictional world dreamed by Chopin during his last hours that is influenced by Chopin’s life and music, and in which he himself is a playable character, among others. The game features a selection of Chopin’s compositions played by pianist Stanislav Bunin, though most of the in-game music was composed by Motoi Sakuraba. The game’s battle system centers around musical elements and character-unique special attacks. Light and darkness plays a part in the appearance and abilities of enemies on the battlefield, as well as the types of magic that can be cast.
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