Nintendo 3DS

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure Will Dance To The U.S. And Europe In 2012


Last week, Sega Japan announced Rhythm Phantom Thief R: The Inheritance of Napoleon, a rhythm game starring a thief named Raphael, for the Nintendo 3DS. Today, Sega America confirmed that they will be bringing the game overseas.



The North American release of the game will be titled Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure. The game takes place in Paris. You play as Raphael, trying to uncover the mystery behind his father’s disappearance and find the Wristlet of Tiamat. Since this is a rhythm game, you play by tapping the screen with the stylus, swiping, and tilting the 3DS to the beat of the music to manoeuvre Raphael through the city.


Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure has both single and multiplayer modes, and also supports StreetPass functionality. Sega will release the game in North America and Europe in early 2012.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.