Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure announced by SEGA


We’re pleased to announce Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. In Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure, players are immersed in the mysterious rhythmic adventure in the city of Paris, recreated in stunning 3D vision on Nintendo’s new handheld console. Pump up the tempo in early 2012 with the most mysterious musical adventure to hit the Nintendo 3DS yet.

“Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure blends rhythm, puzzles and a compelling story set in one of the world’s most exciting cities in a way that has never been seen before,” says Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “This unique blend makes creative use of the Nintendo 3DS’ technology, offering an engaging, challenging and most importantly fun experience throughout.”

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure sees players enter the secret life of Raphael, infamous among Parisians as an honorable 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. While unraveling the truth, players will encounter an assortment of different rhythm challenges to master. Tap the screen, swipe the stylus and control the gyro to the beat of the music to maneuver 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 StreetPass. 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.

See more artwork and screens from Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure on our Flickr.

Advertisements

Rhythm Phantom Thief R footage


SEGA’s upcoming Rhythm/Adventure game that plays like Layton and includes rhythm gaming is set to release in Japan sometime this year. This first footage reminds me a bit of the IDOLM@STER series of games and also of Rhythm Heaven. It’ll be interesting to learn more about this game soon enough.

Sonic Anniversary – Through the Ages video


A nice trailer showing Sonic through the ages. Although it only tries to show the main games in the series instead of all the spin-off games. Can’t wait to pick this up for PS3 & 3DS this holiday season!

Sega, Ubisoft, and others discuss Wii U support

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot:

“We will announce one game that we want to launch day one that is a new type of game, which should be interesting. It is still very important, just because you can test a market and also see through the eyes of the first consumers. They are the people that actually have the word of mouth factor. The trendsetters. It doesn’t increase [costs] very much because the advantage is in being close to the other machines, you can do the game for all the formats at the same time.”

EA Games label president Frank Gibeau:

“It served us well on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. Getting in early is partly about being a successful transition company and figuring out where the hardware is going to go. With the Wii U it’s important for us to get there on day one so we can get in and build as big an audience as possible. We’ve been doing this for 25 years and trying to pick platforms and more often than not we get it right. I hope we have this one right. That’s the gamble.”

Sega West president Mike Hayes:

“At some point we were the biggest, certainly top three third-party publisher on Wii, so for us it was a great platform… we’ve got absolutely no qualms about [Wii U]. I just think we’re all a bit premature in being a bit glass half full on 3DS. Everyone was clamouring ‘oh please bring it out in March, you must bring it out’ and then it’s like you get to June and it’s all ‘sales aren’t very good…’ Well, they haven’t got the software yet. That controller is absolutely brilliant and we have to think of innovative ways to use it. We’re doing high definition Sonics, we’re doing obviously Aliens: Colonial Marines, so you can bring them across, and that’s relatively low cost, which is good news. Then you spend your money on how do you use that controller effectively to make it unique and differentiate it.”

Karl Slatoff, chief operating officer at Take-Two:

“For us it’s really about understanding what the hardware capabilities are and understand how it’s going to fit into what our goals are from a franchise creation perspective. Really understanding what that platform can deliver and developing for that platform. So that’s our philosophy, not just with the new Nintendo console but across the board. Whether we’re looking at the 3DS or the PlayStation Vita or any of the new formats that are coming out. We can’t look at them all the same way. We’re not just going to port over.”

Link

Who recognizes this stage in Sonic Generations?

Can you guess what level this is from Sonic Generations on the PS3 & 360? If you’ve played all the games, you will definitely know where this came from. Awesome new screenshots below!

Music Of The Day: Sonic The Hedgehog – Stage Compilation – 06.08.11

With Nintendo finished (pretty much) showing their new stuff for the Wii U & 3DS, one of the most well known new releases for the 3DS will be Sonic Generations. With that, I present all the stage music (besides the special stage) from the original Sonic The Hedgehog game. The music it contains is diverse and enjoyable for all age groups, gamers, and non-gamers alike. Enjoy and Stay Tuned!

Sonic Generations 3DS footage, looks awesome!


Wow, I was expecting the game to look like the Sonic Rush series. The game seems to look much better, I can’t wait to play it this year. We only have a few more months until Sonic Gemerations is released on PS3, 360, and on 3DS!