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Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure sees players enter the secret life of Raphael, infamous among Parisians as an honourable thief for stealing famous works of art only to return it days later.

Dive into Raphael’s world and help him find the Wristlet of Tiamat to unmask the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. Whilst unravelling the truth players will encounter an assortment of different rhythm challenges to master. Tap the screen, swipe the Nintendo 3DS stylus and control the gyro to the beat of the music to manoeuvre Raphael through the unique streets of Paris, brought to life by stylish animations and vibrant 3D maps and landscapes.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure offers a unique enjoyable single player experience, as well as toe-tapping multiplayer and uses the innovative StreetPass™ communication system. Unearth the clues hidden behind treasures scattered around Paris, call on your sense of rhythm and use all your puzzle solving skills to help Raphael get to the bottom of the mystery.

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Europe PAL Version

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

It’s got the rhythm

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User Comments (14)




Played the demo. I couldn't get into to it but if u like rhythm action u will definately like this. Its got great anime visuals and makes u smile.



cfgk24 said:

I've just played the demo - I really wanted it to be like - Elite Beat Agents - the music is great but haven't enamoured to the gameplay in rhythm Thief



chewytapeworm said:

Music in the demo is class. This game might well be a worthy purchase, and this genre's never really been my thing.



Gameday said:

This looks to be fun , seriously i want a variety of games and this one looks like it be something to pick up , thank god theres gamefly and blockbuster etc.



Madmanonfire said:

After trying the demo, I'm no longer interested in getting the game right away. It doesn't seem to hold a candle to Theatrhythm...
I hope I'm wrong. I'll wait until it drops in price.

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