Earlier today, we reported that Sega had pulled Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper from the App Store just a day after its release on iOS due to “an unexpected problem.” Now, it appears that the game is back and available to download again.
In a statement issued to AppAdvice a while ago, Sega said:
We are aware that consumers are experiencing issues with Rhythm Thief and our team is working around the clock for a solution. Our fans are very important to us and we aim to provide the highest quality experience when playing a SEGA mobile game. Stay tuned for more updates, we are working diligently to fix this issue.
@MisKarizma All issues w. Rhythm Thief have been resolved. Should be able to download the game from the App Store & play the game as normal.
— SEGA (@SEGA) January 10, 2014
Apparently, the issue has been fixed, if only partially. While Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper has been restored to the App Store, some players who have downloaded the game may encounter a maintenance notice and not be able to go beyond the title screen.
Either way, Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper is back and available in the App Store for $9.99. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.
Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper is the iOS port of the Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure game for Nintendo 3DS. It’s a rhythm-based adventure game that has players thieving and capering their way through more than 50 different missions with more than 20 original songs.