Posts tagged Rhythm Thief
The polls are open for this year’s Pocket Gamer Awards and not only are several Sega games in the running but Sega themselves have been nominated for Best Publisher of the Year. If you’re interested in voting, the polls are open until March 18th so click here and get started!
The games nominated are:
iOS Game of the Year- Total War Battles: Shogun
Best Strategy/ Simulation game- Total War Battles: Shogun
Windows Phone Game of the Year- Sonic CD
3DS/ DS Game of the Year-Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure
Best Action/ Arcade Game- Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure
Best Casual/ Puzzle Game- Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure
Best Sports/ Driving Game- Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
To promote the upcoming US release of Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure Sega has teamed up with youtube sensation Random Encounters to create a live action musical trailer for it. The video (which you can watch above) is a fun take on the game’s story and features precise representations of the characters from the game. I personally really dig it, as I love creative trailers and this one definitely fit the bill. It then goes without saying that I hope Sega and Random Encounters will work again in the future.
But what do you think? Are you not a fan of the music, or of Rhythm Thief in general? If not (or even if you are) let me know in the comments!
We may be on a short break after our 100th episode but that doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing a few bonus episodes here and there. This week Alex and Tom are joined by Aaron Webber to discuss the upcoming release of Rhythm Thief on the 3DS. It’s looking to be be an exciting release for the 3DS and one of the few original IPs for the system. Here’s hoping it does well in the US so Sega, as well as other developers, can see there’s still a demand for original games on a system that’s full of ports and sequels/spin-offs.
I’m not sure if this was actually a concern to most Rhythm Thief fans to begin with, but Producer Shun Nakamura had a few things to say about DLC for the game,
“I did not consider [DLC] just because I did not know the feature was planned to be included in the 3DS when we started the development back on the DS. I would have considered if I knew it at the early stage.”
Nakamura also went on to comment on any possible ideas of a sequel,
“I have many things I would like to do for the game system and scenario. I think the sequel will exceed the original if I could realise exactly what I currently have in mind.”
So there you have it. Those bonus Katy Perry tracks you were banking on just won’t ever come to be. However, in terms of a sequel, you never know! Are you picking up Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure in the US on July 10th? Did you already pick it up in Europe, Australia, or Japan? Let us know!
Sega has recently revealed that the soundtrack for the recent 3DS title Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure has made it’s way onto iTunes! The soundtracks come in 3 volumes, all of which are available in Europe now. Each volume is £7.99, which is a good price considering the first volume has over 40 tracks. If you live in Europe and are interested you can find the soundtracks here.
However if you are a resident of the freedom loving USA, you’ll have to wait until mid-August to get your Rhythm Thief goodness for your beloved apple product. It’s the price you pay for sweet freedom in these uncertain times. Oh well.
[Source: Sega Blog]
Things may look pretty uncertain for some Sega titles (*COUGH*Anarchy Reigns*COUGH*), but it appears that gamers anticipating the US release of Sega’s 3DS title need not worry.
Nintendo of America has published a partial list of upcoming games for their handheld, and Rhythm Thief has made the cut with a release date of July 10th. Hopefully the game will be in our hands next month after all.
Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed is also listed with a release date of this holiday season, but you already knew that.
While the game is already out in the UK, America is still waiting for the latest Sega 3DS title, Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure. To soften the blow of a July US release date however Sega had planned a demo for the 3DS eShop on April 19th. Why isn’t the demo up by now? Well they seem to have missed it.
Everything of course happens for a reason, and I honestly doubt that this was one dumb typo or company error. Sega has not yet confirmed what is going on with the demo or the game as a whole but we will definitely keep you updated as this story develops.
[Source: Nintendo World Report]
So Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure is finally out today in Europe! Haven’t seen any ad’s anywhere? Neither have I to be honest. But it looks fun as hell! Either way if you’re not sure about it you can watch ‘NiNTENDOMiNATi0Ns’ playthrough of the game’s first 50 minutes above!
So are you fellow Europeans going to get this? What about you Americans? Are you jealous? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: Go Nintendo]
For those patiently waiting for the release of Rhythm Thief on the 3DS, you can now begin counting down the days until the demo hits the eShop on April 19th. I think this game looks pretty interesting, and most rhythm games are still fun with their simplistic play-style even if you don’t have to use a plastic instrument. Though it is a bit odd for a demo to release after the full retail launch of March 13th in North America and April 5th in Europe, the launch date has been moved around a lot, so this demo may still release before the full game. So what do you think? Are you going to check out the demo before the game, or do you plan on dancing your way through Paris on launch day?
[Source: Sega Bits]
Rhythm Thief, which came out last week in Japan, managed to sell 31,598 units, placing it on the second spot behind Mario Kart 7, which sold about 4k units more! That is pretty impressive if you ask me, since this is a completely new IP. It managed to beat the weekly sales of Capcom’s Monster Hunter for the 3DS, but that game has been on the market for quite some time. It will be interesting to see how well it is going to do in the next few weeks.