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Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is something I wouldn't expect to find in 2012: It's a narrative-based rhythm game, with all original music and high production values. I didn't think anyone would make something like that these days. In fact, with its colorful, bright rendition of Paris, its stylish character designs, and its simple gameplay, Rhythm Thief...

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Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper breaks into the App Store

Sega's iOS adaptation of Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is out now, and it's priced at $10. Before you rush off thinking you've landed a steal (ho ho ho), you should note this isn't a straight-up port of the 3DS game by any means. This morning we briefly checked out Rhythm Thief and the...

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Sega porting free-to-play Rhythm Thief to iOS this winter

Sega's Japanese website has added Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure to its list of upcoming iOS releases, which comes to us as quite a surprise considering the company never announced it or anything. Perhaps the announcement was ... stolen!? At any rate, the port will be out sometime this...

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Rhythm Thief review: Stolen heart

Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is something I wouldn't expect to find in 2012: It's a narrative-based rhythm game, with all original music and high production values. I didn't think anyone would make something like that these days. In fact, with its colorful, bright rendition of Paris, its...

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Rhythm Thief is so smooth you probably didn't know it was out now

Rhythm Thief: The Emperor's Treasure, Sega's stylized, beat-based sleuthing title for 3DS, is available now, and the above trailer proves it. Press play and watch along to the jazzy soundtrack, and then maybe give it a try. If we can find the rhythm in this one, surely you can too....

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Sega: Rhythm Thief 'still happening'

We still have no official word on the aftermath of Sega's restructuring -- how many employees were laid off, or which games have been canceled. However, we obtained confirmation from a Sega rep on the PAX East show floor of one upcoming packaged game that has not been canceled: Rhythm Thief and the...

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Rhythm Thief and the art of appropriation

With the recent talk of game cloning, it's easy to forget that taking an idea from another game and running with it can be not only inoffensive, but beneficial. When done the wrong way, cloning lets one company divert revenue and attention away from the original, nearly identical source. But when...

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3DS demos available in Japan today, including RE: Revelations, MGS 3D

The Nintendo Direct conference was ... light on news. However, Nintendo did announce that the first downloadable demos for retail 3DS games are hitting the Japanese eShop today! The selection includes Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Resident Evil: Revelations, Rhythm Thief, and Metal Gear Solid:...

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Rhythm Thief lifts from all the right places

The first thing I played at TGS was also one of the games I was most curious about: Sega's 3DS rhythm game Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure. I'm a fan of music games, especially those that use musical gameplay to tell an original story, like Parappa the Rapper or Gitaroo-Man. Rhythm...

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'Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure' brings musical adventure to 3DS

Last week, Sega revealed its new 3DS game, a rhythm-action game about a famous thief. And today, the publisher revealed plans to distribute Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure in North America and Europe in early 2012. Rhythm Thief puts the player through "an assortment of different...

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