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Eternal Sonata PS3 Quietly Secures October 21 Release Date

Hey, is October big enough for you yet? No? Want another title that could be well worth playing? Then welcome the PS3 version of Eternal Sonata.

According to Kotaku, the anticipated RPG silently acquired a release date of October 21, and this is good news for all role-playing fans. It's a much-updated version of the game Xbox 360 owners saw a while back, and for those seeking their first PS3 RPG, Sonata should be a solid choice. There's going to be new characters, a bunch of extra cut-scenes, new outfits, and more, and the premise of the game is also unique and intriguing. While the 360 continues to horde many of the RPGs this generation, the PS3 is slowly but surely starting to churn a few out. Disgaea 3 - while technically a strategy/RPG - is already out, and we can all look forward to a few more, including the still-exclusive Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Japanese RPGs are taking a backseat to Western-developed RPGs this generation (at least, that's how it seems so far), but provided the fans still get quality titles, is this really a problem?

We're hoping Eternal Sonata turns out to be a worthy holiday purchase for many, and it starts a mini-avalanche of PS3 RPGs. No, really...we can always hope for a mini-mini-mini-avalanche, right? Come on, pray with me!

Related Game(s): Eternal Sonata

9/12/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (8 posts)

AceTatsujin
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 10:22:23 PM
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I pre-ordered it yesterday, I'm SO happy it is finally coming to PS3. We're getting some JRPGs and this one should keep me busy till Valkyria Chronciles. Currently I'm playing FF X .. I had it for 6-7 years and I never beat it (life, drama, WoW, other games, some schooling).

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LightShow
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 10:55:51 PM
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It's always struck me as ironic that while sony was famous in times past for stellar exclusive rpgs, and Microsoft had the FPS market cornered, Microsoft has been buying up RPGs left and right leaving little for Sony, and one of the Flagship First party Exclusive titles for the PS3 is the Resistance series; a FPS

the FPS market is by and large Third Party, and we're starting to see Third party exclusives disappear. COD4, BF:BC, and others are multisystem, making the FPS market one that sony doesnt need to worry about all that much. what sony need to reclaim is the RPG market equated with it, and do it fast. once it does that, and keeps it that way in the gen after this one, its curtains for Microsoft Games

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 10:42:56 AM

"It's always struck me as ironic that while sony was famous in times past for stellar exclusive rpgs, and Microsoft had the FPS market cornered, Microsoft has been buying up RPGs left and right leaving little for Sony, and one of the Flagship First party Exclusive titles for the PS3 is the Resistance series; a FPS"

Did you read this?

http://www.psxextreme.com/feature/310.html

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LightShow
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 1:22:40 PM

wow no i didnt

^_^ i guess its a common observation then.

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DIsmael85
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 12:20:50 AM
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Im going to pre-order this, because I am over joyed that there is finally a J-RPG on the PS3. It sucks though, cause that day I will have to pick up Little Big Planet and Bioshock as well. Oh what to do, what to do.

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cegmp
Sunday, September 14, 2008 @ 10:17:10 PM
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Great news! I'm definitely getting this! And I'll pray with you ben!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 3:39:26 AM
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"is this really a problem?" Yeah its a damned problem. Everywhere I go people are complaining that we need some JRPGs, and they are right. I'm glad they updated this for the PS3 release, I'll be picking it up for sure. Gotta show those numbskulls that PS3 is the rightful home of ALL RPGs.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 4:29:34 AM
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I am such a loyal PS fan and I had all the PS console, from PS , PS one, PS2, PSP and PS3, and I never betrayed SONY and will never do so. However, for the PS3, I honestly think there isnt a RPG that really defines and utilizes the true power of PS3 engine, and I am just frustrated about it for not seeing a TRUE Japan RPG that has the story, music, depth, graphics, meanings, characters and all that.

At the same time, I always agree with many PSers calling xbox as shitbox. However, recently, mainly because dying for real JRPGs on next-gen consoles and due to the price cut of xbox 360 (which I still feel very guilty about it), I purchased a basic 360 arcade console just to play a few xbox exclusive JRPG titles, and I got the LOST Odyssey. It is the best JRPG on that console, and in my opinion, that game has Sakaguchi as its creater, and Umaetsu as its music composer, that is a REAL final fantasy under the disguise of another name. It can easily be titled as Final Fantasy -- Lost Odyssey, or simplly called Lost Fantasy (lol sorry about my making up). and it SHOULD really be released on PS3 and I cam guarantee you it will ROCK in PS3 world! Sadly, such a title has gone to xbox 360 exclusive and it is a "tragedy" to loyal SONY and PS3 owners. ( i still consider myself a loyal PSers and I still have my hope, but just frustrated about the drought of JRPG on PS3). such is my opinion. The addition of a Sonata, hopefully in all sincerity, is the beginning of the end of the drought of great classic JRPGs on PS3( known as the best console on this planet).

BTW, to BEN, Lost Odyssey has achieved what you called in your MGS4 revolutionary aritle the glory of literature, since in its "ne Thousand Years of Dreams", basically a compiled eletronic book well written as close to poetry supported by emotions, deep implication of human mistakes and saddly-beatuiful music, showing and telling us about what an eternally tortured soul went through during his immortal life. This is such a powerful way to deliver the emotions and its impact on gamers mind is unpresedented. Just incrediblly powerful game, if you have played the game or heard about it from your friends, you will know what I am talking about.

Lastly, Salute to MGS series, salute to Kojima as Big Boss's last salute to The Boss --- that is the greatest game seiries ever made by mankind and the greatest story ever told in video game history, period. :)

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