First Look At Grasshopper Manufacture’s Shoot-em-up, Sine Mora

By Ishaan . August 3, 2011 . 11:06am

Last year, Grasshopper Manufacture announced that they would be publishing a digitally-distributed shoot-em-up, titled Sine Mora, in collaboration with Hungarian studio, Digital Reality. A teaser trailer was released for the game today:



Sine Mora is slated for release sometime this winter. While the trailer doesn’t mention it, the original announcement stated that Sine Mora features some sort of time-manipulation feature. The game will be released on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

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  • Plane designs are reminiscent of Progear/Akai Katana, which is just super. It looks interesting in its own right though, looking forward to seeing more.

  • Doesn’t scream “Grasshopper” to me like Lollipop Chainsaw does in first impression but still is interesting enough to look forward to more info.
    Grasshopper doing different genres is good for them.

    • puchinri

      I was thinking the same, but it does say it’s a collab and that they’re publishing, so I wonder if they’re even working on it at all. (And that was ironic to me because I can’t think of many, if any even, of their own games they’ve published.)

      • z_merquise

        From what I read months ago, Digital Reality handle the game design while Grasshopper did the settings, art direction, sound and music (so expect the likes of Akira Yamaoka and/or Jun Fukuda in the sound department).

        • puchinri

          Ahh, I see~. (And I hope it’s Fukuda and Yamaoka~!)

          • haku67

            I agree with this. After killer 7, god hand, and no more heroes, Fukuda is one of my favorite composers.

          • puchinri

            Seriously~. I mean, having Yamaoka would be nice too, but I just love Fukuda’s music.

  • Thomas Maloney

    I’ll bite.

  • Code

    rar, this shmup needs more shmup in my shmup >O>! But so far really clean and slick style, really nice ship design, and as a whole I like the looks of it a lot owo; But releasing a shmup trailer without shooting makes it tough to gauge anything besides the models/visuals omo; I hope it’s got lots of bullets!

  • AJ

    Looks good, I’m not sure what I would do myself.  Probably take over the world.

  • I was just wondering about this yesterday and when something would be announced. Man am I happy.

    Edit: That rose looks like the one from Rule of Rose…hmm ( o__O)

    • puchinri

      Lol, I felt it was kind of familiar, but I didn’t recognize it. That’s a little disconcerting. x’D;

  • LezardValeth

    Ohai, we herd you liek Einhander so we put some Einhdander in yo Sine Mora so you can Einhander while you Sine Mora.

  • Woah, I wasn’t expecting this to look so beautiful. I may not be a shmup fan but I am a Grasshopper fan so I think I’ll be picking this up!

  • 1min video and no fucking gameplay :/

  • puchinri

    Looks quite pretty, although that dialogue was curious (and certainly a bit off).
    I can’t say I remember much about this before now, but I will be following it more closely from here on out~.

    • Setsu Oh

      nothing s off maybe cheesy a bit but really….i LIKE that. G DARIUS!!! watch and LEARNn! THAT IS HOW I WANT my shumps!!!! MY GDARIUS NEXT GEN SHUMPS! i want to kill mech fish again!
      i talking about gdarius because rtype is dead. T.T

      • puchinri

        Lol, well I meant the message was off/misguided. x’D

  • SirRichard

    What’s this? A vaguely serious game from Grasshopper Manufacture? My god.

    It also looks gorgeous, at least. Now we just wait to see what sets it apart from other side-scrolling shooters.

  • Setsu Oh

    for the first time in years i’m pumped up for a game fom a teaser. i’m not even a shmup player.

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  • Mister_Nep

    Oh cool. A shmup hitting PSN. That’s not often.

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