Microsoft is again hoping it would manage to crack the Japanese market, where the Xbox 360 is faring horribly. Eternal Sonata has topped the Japanese Amazon games list, according to Xbox 360 Fanboy. The games does indeed look charming.
I am waiting for this game because it’s an RPG from a studio I value (the makers of Baten Kaitos on the Gamecube), and moreso because the premise is so out there. Quoting Wikipedia: “The story takes place in a dream world which centers around the piano composer FrÃ©dÃ©ric Chopin, who died at the age of 39 due to tuberculosis. The plot centers around the concept that three hours prior to his death, Chopin dreamed of a fairy-tale land, in which people with incurable diseases have great magical powers.” Only in videogames, girls and boys! Now, if we only had more imaginative scenarios like this.