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Eternal Sonata's controls are split into two types - one for use on the overworld, in towns and in dungeons, and another that's used exclusively for battles.

Overworld, Towns and Dungeons[edit]

Xbox 360 PS3 Control
Neutral lstick Neutral lstick Character movement
A button Cross button Talk/Examine
Y button Triangle button Open menu

Battles[edit]

Note: Depending on your Party Level, some of these actions may not be available or their assignments may change.

Xbox 360 PS3 Control
Neutral lstick Neutral lstick Character movement
L button L3 button End turn now
A button Cross button Attack, Counterattack (on enemy turn)
B button Circle button Guard (on enemy turn)
X button Square button Use selected item
Y button Triangle button Special Attack
LB button RB button L1 button R1 button Scroll through Item Set
LT button L2 button Change camera
Hold LB button+RB button Hold L1 button+R1 button Escape

Note: To take pictures with Beat's Vivid Shot / Night Shot, use L-Toggle button to aim, then A button / Cross button to snap photos.

Note: To aim with Viola's bow, hold down A button / Cross button and use L-Toggle button to aim, then release A button / Cross button and tap A button / Cross button again repeatedly to release multiple arrows. Aim for the head to get headshots that increase damage and chances of critical hits.