Rhythm Helps Solve Game’s Challenges

  • Win medals
  • Multiplayer option
  • Coming out mid-April

Nintendo and SEGA will launch the latest rhythm action-adventure, Rhythm Thief& the Emperor’s Treasure, on 12 April 2012, only for Nintendo 3DS.

This adventure has 50 rhythm-based challenges set against the background of a 3D anime style Paris that is waiting to be explored.

In Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure we meet Raphael, a young Parisian boy who leads a secret double life. He seems just like any other boy, living in the French capital with his trusty dog Fondue. But he assumes the new persona of a virtuous thief, breaking into some of Paris’s most famous museums to steal priceless works of art; only to return them a couple of days later. On his adventure he meets Marie, a violinist with a mysterious past, and clashes with Vergier, the superintendent at the Paris constabulary; all the while hoping to find his missing father.

Gamers help Raphael avoid the museum guards and police by completing rhythm-based challenges and exploring the anime-styled Paris. A range of features on Nintendo 3DS are at your disposal to conquer these challenges. Tap the touchscreen, push the buttons, work the stylus and control the gyro in time to the music. If you lose the beat, you could empty out your Groove Gauge and it’s game over. But if you complete the challenge you will be rewarded with medals that can be traded for items that make future rhythm games easier to complete, or bonuses such as music or more games to play. 

Gamers will be able to challenge friends in a variety of multiplayer levels through either Local Wireless or Download Play. When users encounter another Rhythm Thief player via StreetPass, a new character appears on the streets of each player’s map. Their character will only stay on your map as a fan if the gamer can beat their high score in a rhythm game battle. It is possible to have up to 90 fans on your map at any one time, and as you begin to accumulate fans, a range of special characters become available.



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