Eternal Sonata News

Namco Bandai unveils Fragile

Namco Bandai unveils Fragile

Wii RPG from Tri-Crescendo.

Namco Bandai has whipped the wrappers off a new role-playing game for Wii called Fragile.

Its unveiling came by way of the official website, and revealed the developer to be none other than Tri-Crescendo of Eternal Sonata and Baiten Kaitos fame.

Other than a short trailer the details are largely scarce, although we can see it will come packaged with the usual lavish visuals and atmosphere. We think the story should be about a brittle-boned comic book collector hell-bent on finding the sole survivor of catastrophic accident.

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Eternal Sonata demo on Live

Role-play sing-a-long.

Atari has whipped a new demo for Eternal Sonata up onto Xbox Live, so that those of you who were unsure about buying it last Friday can try it out.

Eternal Sonata PS3 confirmed

Tri-Crescendo's sought-after role-playing game Eternal Sonata has finally been confirmed for PS3.

That's according to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu (pointed out by Kotaku), which claims to have been given the go-ahead to report on it from publisher Namco Bandai. Go ahead, it probably said.

It follows musical news from yesterday that Namco Bandai had listed a PS3 version of the game on its website, before it removed it to stop us all phoning up and asking what was going on.

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New Katamari not on Wii, PS3

Namco Bandai removes listings.

Listings for Eternal Sonata on PS3 and Beautiful Katamari on Wii and PS3 have been removed from the Namco Bandai America website. Once again, both are now Xbox 360 exclusives.

Atari signs up Namco X360 pair

Ace Combat and Eternal Sonata.

Atari has stepped up to publish Xbox 360 titles Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation and Eternal Sonata. The latter's also known as "Trusty Bell", and both are the developmental output of good old Namco Bandai.

Eternal Sonata not 360-exclusive

Eternal Sonata not 360-exclusive

ESRB listing spills beans.

Namco Bandai remained tight-lipped this morning when asked whether Eternal Sonata would be coming to PlayStation 3, sticking to the firm ground of "no comment".

The publisher was speaking in light of a listing on the ESRB website that suggests the game's not as exclusive to Xbox 360 as we thought. While it's far from confirmation, the Ratings Board has historically provided big clues as to what we'll see in the future.

While Eternal Sonata - Trusty Bell to some of you - looked to be adding considerable strength to Microsoft's Japanese RPG portfolio, it was never promoted as a console specific title, leaving many to expect a Sony offering somewhere down the line.

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