Hungarian online publisher and developer Digital Reality and Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture have announced a partnership for co-developing a range of games, the first of which will be an innovative shooter called Sine Mora (Latin for “without delay”), which mixes traditional side-scrolling gameplay with unique time manipulation mechanics.
The game will support stereoscopic 3D.
The full press release reads as follows:
Grasshopper Manufacture, Inc. (GhM), and Digital Reality (DR) are proud to announce their partnership for co-developing a range of games. Their first title will be an innovative shooter called ‘Sine Mora’, which mixes traditional side-scrolling gameplay with unique time manipulation mechanices (sic).
Both companies are aiming with this alliance to provide new, innovative titles for the online gaming market. “We think we can strongly benefit from having an ally such as Digital Reality in the digital publishing realm, who can provide long term online publishing services its partners, and to gamers.” said Suda 51, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture, Inc. Andras Peller, CEO of Digital Reality agreed;“The partnership with GhM is an important step for Digital Reality. This collaboration with a Japanese top-tier developer pursue the development of our publishing line-up offering creative freedom to developers for high value titles dedicated for the online distribution.”
As the first step of this collaboration, Grasshopper Manufacture, Inc. and Digital Reality announced today at gamescom the co-development of Sine Mora for PSN and XBLA. Sine Mora takes advantage of the newest in 3D display technology to deliver an horizontal side-scrolling shooter unlike any other, where time manipulation brings original gameplay mechanics.
Further titles and further information will be announced in the coming months.
On a Grasshopper-related news, Konami has announced it will release No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise (working title) for PlayStation 3, and that it will support the PlayStation Move motion controller.
No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise is a sword-based action title based on the original No More Heroes game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture for the Wii. While both a PS3 and an Xbox 360 version of the game have already been released in Japan earlier this year (Feelplus developer taking care of the porting job), it looks like Konami will only publish the PlayStation 3 version to the West, adding Move support to it in the process.