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duckroll
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(09-06-2012, 12:50 PM)
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Sega put up their TGS 2012 page today, and it seems to have let slip an unannounced title - they're bringing Rhythm Thief to the iOS platform. Their TGS site is "down" at the moment, so here's the screen capture:

electroplankton
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(09-06-2012, 12:51 PM)
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Will it achieve some success in the West on iPhone? I'm doubtful.
Hot Coldman
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(09-06-2012, 12:51 PM)
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Smart move.

Or, well, an obvious move, but w/e.
Bricky
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(09-06-2012, 12:51 PM)
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Seems like a good fit for the game.
cw_sasuke
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(09-06-2012, 12:52 PM)
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Damn.... will finally get it.
What a week for mobile gaming....
StuBurns
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(09-06-2012, 12:52 PM)
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I wonder if the new Vita DJ Max could see an iOS release, that on an iPad would be amazing.
jj984jj
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(09-06-2012, 12:52 PM)
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Makes sense, being the price of a full 3DS game didn't do it any favors.
@MUWANdo
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(09-06-2012, 12:54 PM)

Originally Posted by jj984jj

Makes sense, being the price of a full 3DS game didn't do it any favors.

It launched for $30 when it finally came out in NA, didn't it?
jj984jj
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(09-06-2012, 01:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

It launched for $30 when it finally came out in NA, didn't it?

Oh right, still a bit pricey for a collection of mini-games though, even if it did come with a story.
electroplankton
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(09-06-2012, 01:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

Oh right, still a bit pricey for a collection of mini-games though, even if it did come with a story.

Well, in my opinion the price was fully justify being Rhythm Thief a really nice and addictive game, with an entertaining story and memorable characters.
vareon
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(09-06-2012, 01:02 PM)
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Nifty. I do hope I can get the 3DS copy for cheap now though!
Ninjagorilla
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(09-06-2012, 01:02 PM)
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May the best beat/rhythm bandit/thief on iPhone win ;)
Ragus
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(09-06-2012, 01:03 PM)
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inb4 wario64 and his

:)
Chunky
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(09-06-2012, 01:04 PM)
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Loved it on 3DS, can't think of any problems it should have on iOS.
Spealing of iOS, what is with all these announcements, is there like an event or something?
hwy_61
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(09-06-2012, 01:05 PM)
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Great news! I loved the demo on 3DS, but wasn't able to find it anywhere(did they print like, 1000 copies?!). Looking forward to getting it on iOS.
darkside31337
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(09-06-2012, 01:06 PM)
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Wow thats really awesome. Have really wanted to play this game for a while.
electroplankton
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(09-06-2012, 01:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chunky

Loved it on 3DS, can't think of any problems it should have on iOS.
Spealing of iOS, what is with all these announcements, is there like an event or something?

something something TGS something
cw_sasuke
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(09-06-2012, 01:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chunky

Loved it on 3DS, can't think of any problems it should have on iOS.
Spealing of iOS, what is with all these announcements, is there like an event or something?

Calm before the storm - iPhone 5 will be unveiled next week and TGS is upcoming.
Hcoregamer00
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(09-06-2012, 01:07 PM)
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Sega should bring Project Diva to iOS, I am not talking about the FMV movie known as Miku Flick, but a full fledged game.
BGBW
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(09-06-2012, 01:10 PM)
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I hope those are just 3DS screenshots because it would be really lazy of them to just leave the stylus diagrams in it.
blu
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(09-06-2012, 01:11 PM)
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Good. Game deserves more exposure. That said, where's the eShop SKU, Sega?
cw_sasuke
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(09-06-2012, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by BGBW

I hope those are just 3DS screenshots because it would be really lazy of them to just leave the stylus diagrams in it.

It will be a low effort port - wouldnt expect too much.
ImNotSteven
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(09-06-2012, 01:13 PM)
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My second favorite 3DS game. I hope it finds more success on iOS. Also, what about the eShop?
JavyOO7
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(09-06-2012, 01:14 PM)
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I would like Rhythm Thief to be downloadable on the e-shop. I have a feeling its going to be rare pretty soon and I wouldn't have fired the trigger yet to buy the game. ):
Nocturnowl
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(09-06-2012, 01:17 PM)
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Well I guess this could help towards a sequel, an okay game but it has some noticeable issues, like gyro stuff.
Iceblade
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(09-06-2012, 01:18 PM)
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iOS is going crazy lately. I wonder how well it did on the 3DS?
Floex
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(09-06-2012, 01:19 PM)
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Was it any good? Looks like a boring version of Ouendan
electroplankton
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(09-06-2012, 01:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Floex

Was it any good? Looks like a boring version of Ouendan

I liked it. It's not as deeper as Ouendan on the gameplay side, but the story is really enjoyable, especially if you liked Layton games.
vareon
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(09-06-2012, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by electroplankton

I liked it. It's not as deeper as Ouendan on the gameplay side, but the story is really enjoyable, especially if you liked Layton games.

Does it have any exploration like Layton series or just scene-gameplay-scenes etc?
Nirolak
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(09-06-2012, 01:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Iceblade

iOS is going crazy lately. I wonder how well it did on the 3DS?

We only officially have Japanese numbers.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure: 63,714
cw_sasuke
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(09-06-2012, 01:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Iceblade

iOS is going crazy lately. I wonder how well it did on the 3DS?

Okay in Japan and bombed everywhere else - like some many titles. I always wondered why publishers wouldnt price their content lower, when they know that the games will bomb... but at this point they probably dont care, since many games can be ported to mobile plattforms a couple months later.
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(09-06-2012, 01:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

We only officially have Japanese numbers.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure: 63,714

According to Famitsu, it's a bit more, almost 80k. The problem is that it did bad elsewhere.
tkscz
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(09-06-2012, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

Oh right, still a bit pricey for a collection of mini-games though, even if it did come with a story.

Wait, so Rhythm Thief was released retail? I thought it was an eshop game.
Chopper
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(09-06-2012, 01:28 PM)
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Great news for i-device owners. This game is fucking fantastic.
rpmurphy
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(09-06-2012, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

We only officially have Japanese numbers.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure: 63,714

Did we have approximate NPD numbers from the month of its release, I don't recall? It was probably awful though.
electroplankton
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(09-06-2012, 01:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by vareon

Does it have any exploration like Layton series or just scene-gameplay-scenes etc?

Yeah, it has exploration which is quite similar to Layton games, with people to talk with and object to examine.

Originally Posted by Nirolak

We only officially have Japanese numbers.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure: 63,714

I have this one: 78,201.
Iceblade
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(09-06-2012, 01:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

Okay in Japan and bombed everywhere else

Originally Posted by Nirolak

We only officially have Japanese numbers.

Hmm... =P

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure: 63,714

Cheers! That's okayish for Japan, right?
electroplankton
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(09-06-2012, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Iceblade

Hmm... =P



Cheers! That's okayish for Japan, right?

I guess so.
IIRC, the game sold like 6k during its first month in NA.
friskykillface
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(09-06-2012, 01:39 PM)
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Oh I was just about to buy the 3DS version after I played the demo, was good B^)


Hmmmmmm I'll have to watch the price and videos from the iOS version
Kouriozan
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(09-06-2012, 01:42 PM)
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I'm still waiting for the price to drop to buy it on 3DS, it cost 49€ in france....Way too much!
Suzuki Yu
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(09-06-2012, 01:44 PM)



WTH! Border Break for iOS!!!

i am unable to open the page right now though
lunchwithyuzo
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(09-06-2012, 03:24 PM)

Originally Posted by hwy_61

Great news! I loved the demo on 3DS, but wasn't able to find it anywhere(did they print like, 1000 copies?!). Looking forward to getting it on iOS.

I was looking through Sega's IR information just now and it turns out they forecasted just 20k for the US total. D:

It's no wonder the game sold out immediately and is so hard to find. To put things in perspective, Panzer Dragoon Saga and Shining Force III shipped more US copies than that.
ShockingAlberto
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(09-06-2012, 03:26 PM)
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Would have been way smarter releasing it last year on 3DS, at least.

Releasing it the same week as Theatrhythm was just silly. Neither game was going to do great, but for people in the mood for a 3DS rhythm game, Rhythm Thief was not the more alluring option.
Dark Schala
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(09-06-2012, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nocturnowl

Well I guess this could help towards a sequel, an okay game but it has some noticeable issues, like gyro stuff.

Definitely. Though I think being on iOS might help out with some of the gyro stuff if they retooled how clunky it was in the original.

I think Rhythm Thief should get more attention, most certainly. It's a flawed game for sure, but it's very fun and has a few SEGA IP cameos in terms of the kinds of rhythm minigames there are.
Nocturnowl
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(09-06-2012, 03:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Would have been way smarter releasing it last year on 3DS, at least.

Releasing it the same week as Theatrhythm was just silly. Neither game was going to do great, but for people in the mood for a 3DS rhythm game, Rhythm Thief was not the more alluring option.

The thing that puzzles me here is that release was a few months after the one here in Europe, it's like they went out of their way to time the release as awkwardly as possible.
Skiesofwonder
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(09-06-2012, 03:37 PM)
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Demo was nice, but not worth $29.99 (especially considering I had just bought Theatrhythm). $10 or less and I might pick this up, but wouldn't it be extra easy to release this on the EShop as well? Might have got some extra sells there too.
Edgeward
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(09-06-2012, 03:40 PM)
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Yay, super awesome news!
Baconsammy
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(09-06-2012, 03:41 PM)
Loved the demo, but no way in hell was I going to pay 20-30 dollars for it. If this is below 10, I'll give it a shot.
PhoenixSFT
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(09-06-2012, 03:52 PM)
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This game is fantastic, and well worth $30. The story is intriguing, the gameplay is fun (except for the gyro controlled games, screw you Sega), and it's got a couple fun side activities that are very Layton-ish.
metsallica
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(09-06-2012, 03:53 PM)
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Good news, game deserves a second chance at success. I bought and really enjoyed it on 3DS, hope it finds a wider audience. Sure it's a Layton clone, but it's an extremely competent one with high production values, catchy music and tons of variety.

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