Anybody looking to reminisce on the days of crazy difficult arcade shooters shouldn’t have to look any further than Sine Mora, which hits XBLA on March 21st. Developed by Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture, fans of wasting their quarters for a chance at flight only have to spend 1,200 Microsoft Points to play as much as they want. Gamers looking for the next classic should rest assured, as Sine Mora is in fantastically talented hands.
Suda 51, the head of Grasshopper, is known by gamers for his uniquely strange games. Ranging from No More Heroes to the severely underrated Shadows of the Damned, leave it to Suda to inject a little bit of style and excitement into the classic shoot ’em up formula. Check out part of the press release below to get a better idea of what to expect:
Co-developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality, and published by Microsoft Studios, Sine Mora is a dieselpunk 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. Coming exclusively to Xbox LIVE Arcade, 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 Shadows of the Damned and the Silent Hill series.
Was that not clear enough? If not, then check out the new trailer below that really showcases what Sine Mora is all about. Let us know what you’re expecting from Suda this time around in the comments below!