Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure gets a release date

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Sega and Nintendo have announced today that their upcoming rhythm action adventure tile, Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure, will be getting a Western release and has been confirmed to happen on 12 April 2012 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure  will attempt to combine the traditional rhythm mini-game collection format with a proper adventure story to deliver a unique portable gaming experience. The game will feature over 50 rhythm based challenges and take place in a 3D anime style Paris where you play as Raphael, a performance criminal with the goal to rob artifacts from famous museums…only to return them later.

Not only will the title feature a single player story mode, but it will also allow players to challenge other players in a variety of rhythm based puzzle challenges.

A playable demo can now be downloaded from the eShop.

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