Out of nowhere, just like Phantom R, it appears that Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure will be ported to iOS sometime this winter. The announcement comes from Sega's Japanese website under the upcoming releases section.
This iOS port of Rhythm Thief will apparently be free-to-play (which is a pretty much a steal, considering how good it is). However, according to the website for the game, there will be some unknown parts of the game that will require microtransactions. Also mentioned are new unknown modes and social features, no doubt to cater to the smartphone gaming crowd.
While this iOS release of Rhythm Thief is Japanese-only so far, there's no doubt Sega will want to bring it to North American shores as well. We'll see!
Would you play this free-to-play version of Rhythm Thief?