LYON, FRANCE - 23 October 2007 - Atari today announced the European Xbox Live® Marketplace launch of the demo for NAMCO BANDAI Games' Eternal Sonata for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and distributed in the PAL territories by Atari, role-playing game Eternal Sonata is available now at retailers across Europe.
The demo comprises an early part of the game and follows characters Polka, Allegretto and Beat as they explore the Path to Tenuto, Tenuto Village and Heaven's Mirror Forest. Along the way players will be able to sample the unique features which make Eternal Sonata such a remarkable game, including vibrant visuals, unique storyline, innovative combat features, and the beautiful music of Chopin as played by prize-winning Russian-born pianist Stanislav Bunin.
"Trying to communicate the sheer magic of this game with words and screenshots is a challenge, but with the downloadable demo gamers can see for themselves exactly why Eternal Sonata is turning heads," said Mathieu Piau, Product Manager, Atari Europe. "I'm certain that once players get behind the controls of this beautiful role-playing game, they'll be left wanting more."
Bringing the long-awaited authentic Japanese role-playing experience to European gamers for the first time, Eternal Sonata takes full advantage of the Xbox 360 with its gorgeous graphics, 3D character models, and groundbreaking battle system. With a host of technically advanced and unique features alongside an enchanting and original storyline, Eternal Sonata will set new standards for RPG gaming.
For more information about Eternal Sonata please visit the brand new website localised in five languages and packed with game info, visuals and more at www.eternalsonata.eu.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe:
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher based in Cergy-Pontoise, France, with a UK branch office in London, England. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the RidgeRacer, Tekken, SOULCALIBUR, Tamagotchi, Digimon, Dragonball® and Naruto brands.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, etc.) and international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
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