Curable diseases are for wimps: new Eternal Sonata images

Namco Bandai has released some new screenshots of Eternal Sonata, their forthcoming Xbox 360 RPG.

Known as Trusty Bell in Japan (where it will be released this June), the game is being developed by tri-Crescendo, the same team that brought you the GameCube Baten Kaitos titles. What’s interesting about the game (besides the fact that it looks ridiculously cool), is that it features a musical based battle system. What the hell does that mean? You’ve got me, but I like music and I like battles, so we’re all set.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the game’s story features pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin as the main character? Chopin, who died at the age of 39, suffered from the pulmonary tuberculosis, a fatal disease that infects the lungs. Eternal Sonata takes place in a magical land in which those who have incurable diseases also have magical powers.

Uh, yeah. You guys can run with that one.

Nick Chester