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Rhythm Thief Slides Back to July in North America

Posted by James Newton

Those who wait

SEGA's stylish Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is out next week in Europe, but 3DS owners in North America have to wait another three months to get their groove on.

The official SEGA blog confirmed the new release date for the game as 10th July. The publisher didn't give any explanation for the delay.

Look for our review in the next week or so.

[via blogs.sega.com]

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shinobi88

#1

shinobi88 said:

I'm changing my mind about this. The gameplay and cutscenes look top notch. I'll move it near the top of my list so long as the reviews are good. But what I would really like to see is a 1st person shooter. You know, the #1 most popular gaming genre in America? I didn't just make that up, I saw it in a Game Informer poll.

I'll take any 1st-person shooter. Conduit. Metroid Prime Hunters. Call of Duty. HALO. Anything.

Am I the only one who thinks its incredibly weird that there hasn't been a single word or rumor about a new 3DS 3rd-person or 1st-person action game since the circle pad pro came out?? The only reason for the circle pad pro is to enhance 3rd person and 1st person action games. Yet, not a single one announced. Methinks a redesigned 3DS w/ dual sticks is guaranteed at E3 this year, and a couple 1st person shooter announcements to go w/ it.

tat2

#2

tat2 said:

@shinobi88 A redesign after one year for games, like you said, haven't even been announced sounds very unlikely to me. Especially because their main focus would certainly be on the Wii U. And I would believe that most FPS fans will choose Vita anyway.
And how can it be a delay, when I don't remember them ever giving a release date for North America?
They'll probably just waiting for people to finish Kid Icarus

misswliu81

#3

misswliu81 said:

i still think this is one of the most interesting titles on the 3DS. definitely different to all the other games released. good news for us in europe where it is out next week, but not so good for those in north america.

cammy

#4

cammy said:

I didn't think this game was for me either - but I've played the demo so many times that I've been converted. Though I'm going to have to wait a while before I get it, it wouldn't get a look in while I'm still enjoying Kid Icarus.

@shinobi88 Isn't Kid Icarus, Resident Evil: Revelations or Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater count as FPS for you?

Certainly Kid Icarus is giving me enough flick reaction FPS game playing, particularly the multiplayer which is a lot of fun.

tat2

#5

tat2 said:

@cammy None of those games are first-person, at least not the whole time, and while I don't particularly care about that genre it would work great in 3D.

Sakura_Moonlight2421

#6

Sakura_Moonlight2421 said:

I want Theatrhythm Final Fantasy over this.

@tat2 - The only FPS title I ever played was 3rd Birthday. I liked it but I'd take JRPGs over FPS any day.

Unca_LzStaff

#8

Unca_Lz said:

@tat2: Funny you should say that, considering that SEGA has pushed back other games as well in America....for who knows what reasons...

Squid

#10

Squid said:

Egh, well. I guess I'll just forget about buying this game for now. The game looks nice, but I'm not gonna wait three months for it to get here, and I'm not sure if it's even worth it. Maybe after the demo I'll change my mind, but for now there are too many games out that I want to get, and Rhythm Thief just dropped down on that list.

pariah164

#12

pariah164 said:

ONORE SEGA. Well, at least we're getting it... Theatrhythm will win over this if they both come out at the same time though.

sinalefa

#14

sinalefa said:

@tat2

You almost seem happy to see that the game was delayed for North America. I downloaded the Mutants Mudd demo and I actually feel sad that the game has not been announced for Europe yet. I cannot see how a delay can serve anyone right.

I will check the european reviews to make up my mind for the time the game arrives. Haven't even ordered Kid Icarus and Revelaitons is still unopened (and Solatorobo too) so I don't mind waiting.

Olaf-symbiote

#15

Olaf-symbiote said:

Concerning the game, I still don't know if I'll get it. I have to try out the demo first. At least I really enjoyed Crush3d on the basis of its demo.

Mattiator

#16

Mattiator said:

Oh, FFS. AGAIN? Seriously, these repeated delays of this game are getting annoying.

theblackdragonAdmin

#17

theblackdragon said:

Guys, the Europe vs. America portion of this thread is not pertinent to the discussion at all. Let's not make this into a continent war, shall we? :3

Kitsune_Rei

#18

Kitsune_Rei said:

sadface But honestly one of the reasons I picked Kid Icarus up is I saw there wasn't anything I was really into coming out in cartridge form for several months. Though this may be part of their plan.
It'll get here eventually, and I can wait.

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