Just in case you missed it in our weekly Xbox update report, Grasshopper Manufacture’s shmup Sine Mora is now available for download on Xbox Live Arcade.
Aside from being a very attractive looking shooter (whose visuals have been dubbed “dieselpunk”. That’s a new one), SM also features a pretty unique time bending hook that allows players to manipulate the playing field against your enemies. I can’t think of any other shooter off the top of my head that has a time travel element…
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 for Xbox 360, 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) and with set pieces from boss battles designed by the legendary anime director Mahiro Maeda (Final Fantasy: Unlimited, The Animatrix segment “The Second Renaissance Parts I and II”, and the animation sequence in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 1).
Lots of talent (and some interesting ideas) there. Sine Mora is available right this very second on XBLA for 1200mspts, you can add it to your download queue here.