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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  • Paradox me

    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.

  • Kuronoa

    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.

  •!/JadenPrinceton C.Guzman

    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.

  • Silver Citizen

    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!

  • Katamari Toys

    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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