Nintendo and SEGA have confirmed that they have entered into a new distribution agreement for Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, a Nintendo 3DS game due to be launched across Europe on 5th April 2012. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European territories, with SEGA remaining as publisher. The action of the game takes place in a rendered anime-styled Paris, where you play the sharp-suited Raphael, whose alter ego is Phantom R, an honourable thief who always returns his loot a few days after stealing it. Together with your canine companion Fondue, you aim to solve the mystery of your father's disappearance once and for all, by embarking on your most daring robbery yet while staying one step ahead of the Parisian police. You will get the chance to visit some of Paris's most famous landmarks on your journey. Raphael never misses an opportunity to boogie while solving a mystery and there are over fifty rhythm-based challenges on offer to test your Touch Screen tapping, stylus swiping, button bashing and gyro gyrating skills.