I'm always interested to see what Grasshopper Manufacture is up to, considering they're the personal studio of Goichi Suda, better known as Suda51. The minds that brought us the No More Heroes series are now working on Sine Mora
, an XBLA-exclusive shoot-ep-up with a dieselpunk style. Hungarian studio Digital Reality is co-developing the game, with music provided by Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
There aren't many shumps coming out anymore, and I can't wait to see what this nexus of talent comes up with. I always like the vortex of gonzo creativity that surrounds Suda51; it's as if he gets a bunch of cool developers together and convinces them to all say "screw it, let's do whatever we feel like."
Sine Mora, Grasshopper Manufacture, Digital Reality and Microsoft Studios’ Upcoming Diesel-Punk Shoot’em Up, Will be an XBLA Exclusive
Budapest, Hungary – December 08, 2011 –Digital Reality Publishing announced today that Sine Mora, its long awaited shoot’em up game based on time manipulation set to revolutionize the genre, will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Co-developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. (Japan) and Digital Reality (Hungary) and published by Microsoft Studios, Sine Mora is diesel-punk shoot 'em up that provides a unique take on the genre, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with next-gen presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shmup that appeals to both hardcore and casual gamers alike. The engrossing Story Mode weaves an over-the-top tale, while the Arcade Mode provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. Sine Mora features over 60 combinations of planes, characters and time manipulation devices to complete every beautifully-crafted stage with scaling difficulty. All of this is set to an epic score of soaring heights, composed by Akira Yamaoka, acclaimed for his works on the Shadows of the Damned and Silent Hill series.
Release date and price will be announced at a later date. For more information about Sine Mora, please visit the official website (http://sinemoragame.com), the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sine-Mora/133689503335920) or follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/SINE_MORA).
About Digital Reality
Digital Reality Publishing is a game service company that combines original gameplay and creative freedom from studios by maintaining a long-term online relationship with its customers. With a secure base of private funding, Digital Reality publishes games across all platforms, from downloadable console titles to browser-based and mobile games.
Founded in 1991, Digital Reality Software has 20 years of experience in game development. Mostly known for the award-winning Imperium Galactica series of computer strategy games, popular Digital Reality titles include SkyDrift, Haegemonia: Legions of Iron, Platoon, and Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps. For more information, visit www.digitalreality.eu.
About Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.
Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. is an independent interactive entertainment studio based in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Grasshopper Manufacture was founded in 1998 by CEO Goichi Suda (SUDA51), who is known around the world for his distinctive style and innovative work as a game designer and scenario writer. For more information on Grasshopper Manufacture, visit www.grasshopper.co.jp, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Grasshopper_EN.