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THQ Nordic has announced plans to bring seven games to this year’s PAX East convention, including a newly-announced re-release of De Blob. The ultra-colorful puzzle platformer originally debuted on the Wii in 2008, and it’ll get a second life on the PC (via Steam) this Spring after its available to download on April 27.
Joining De Blob in THQ Nordic’s booth (#20037) will be Sine Mora EX, an enhanced re-release of the horizontally-scrolling shooter. Set to be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Summer, THQ Nordic will bring a special High Score Challenge demo to PAX East for fans to try out. If you’re in Boston for the big show, the publisher will also be demoing a trio of RPGs on the show floor… the post-apocalyptic ELEX, the retro-inspired Battle Chasers: Nightwar, and RTS/RPG hybrid SpellForce 3.
Finally, THQ Nordic will have Weappy Studio’s This is the Police and the RTS Lock’s Quest on display.
PAX East is scheduled to begin on March 10, and you can learn more about the games that THQ Nordic is bringing to the show after the break. (more…)
Sine Mora, the gorgeous dieselpunk shoot ’em up, is making its to the PlayStation Network. Created by Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture, the game was released on Xbox Live Arcade to much fanfare. At E3, they showed off Sine Mora on the Vita, and announced it will be releasing for the new handheld soon.
Balazs Horvath, director of publishing at Digital Reality, said, “After having an extremely successful launch on Xbox Live Arcade and revealing the Vita version at E3 to much appraise, we’re as excited as ever to bring the experience to yet another platform. More important than anything, we created something we love, and we know Sine Mora be loved yet again on PlayStation 3.”
Packed with tons of characters, color, and even the ability to control time, scored by Akira Yamaoka, and with animation set pieces by Mahiro Maeda, this game packs a lot of punch. Check out the official website for more details.
Even though it was published by Microsoft on the Xbox Live Arcade, Sine Mora, the steampunk shooter collaboratively developed by Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture, will be coming to the PS Vita soon.
“When you’ve got a great game on your hands, there’s nothing you want to do more than share it with everyone,” said Balázs Horváth, director of publishing at Digital Reality. “We had a fantastic launch with Microsoft exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and we’re really excited to continue that on the Vita.”
In addition to the portability factor, the Vita version will receive an exclusive character: Wilhelmine Muller from G.rev’s Under Defeat. This crossover character will bring a unique special weapon and new chronomes to Sine Mora.
The side-scrolling shooter’s Vita debut wasn’t given a release date, Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture are confident that it’ll appear on the handheld “soon.”
Sine Mora is the product of a very unlikely union: Hungarian developer Digital Reality and the Suda 51-led Grasshopper Manufacture. Digital Reality is best known as the developers of several obscure strategy games for the PC while Grasshopper has made a name for itself by fitting more crazy into a game than any developer working today. With all that working against them, their partnership has resulted in an absolutely excellent game. (more…)
XBLA Today: Sine Mora, Rayman 3 HD
Wednesday is here and Microsoft has updated the Xbox Live Arcade with two new titles today.
The first is a side-scrolling, steampunk, shoot ’em up from Suda 51 titled Sine Mora. It’s available to download for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15):
Sine Mora is a horizontal shoot’em up that provides a unique take on challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, SINE MORA is a gorgeous shmup that offers a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. With many ways to manipulate time, Sine Mora features over 60 weapon combinations to complete each beautifully-crafted stage that form fits to the player’s skills with scaling difficulty. Soundtrack composed by Akira Yamaoka and featuring boss designs by Mahiro Maeda.
Also available this week is a classic platformer remade in HD for the XBLA, Rayman 3 HD. It’s available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10):
Embark on a fantastic and humorous journey with Rayman and Globox to save the Crossroad of Dreams. Masterfully enhanced with eye-popping High Definition visuals and sounds, Rayman 3 HD is the definitive version of the Rayman classic Rayman 3: Hoodlum’s Havoc, and a must-play for all Rayman fans and platform adventure game enthusiasts.
Suda 51 always has a few irons in the fire (knowing Suda, there’s likely a room in his house with literal irons in a literal fire) and in addition to Lollipop Chainsaw, the developer’s Grasshopper Manufacture is hard at work on Sine Mora for the Xbox Live Arcade. The game, which was co-developed by Digital Reality and published by Microsoft, has been given a release date (March 21), a price (1200 Microsoft Points or $15) and a new trailer where the main character gets killed a lot.
Say it with me… oh, Suda!
If Sine Mora has slipped under your radar until now, there’s a good reason for that. The game is a dieselpunk shoot ’em up, so radar hadn’t actually been invented yet. But that hasn’t stopped Grasshopper from putting your diesel-powered plane against a steady stream of armored zeppelins, angry trains, and one giant spider.
Say it with me… oh, Suda!