Grasshopper and Digital Reality's Sine Mora now an XBLA exclusive

A slight change of plans for Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality's upcoming downloadable shooter, Sine Mora: it'll only be downloadable on Xbox. The two companies announced today that the "diesel-punk" time-shifting shmup is now an XBLA exclusive, despite its original status as both an XBLA and PSN release. There is still no known release date for the side-scroller.

That makes two upcoming XBLA exclusives for Suda 51's studio. The upcoming Diabolical Pitch is a de facto exclusive both because it's being published by Microsoft Studios, and because it's Kinect-based.
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Sine Mora, Grasshopper Manufacture, Digital Reality and Microsoft Studios' Upcoming Diesel-Punk Shoot'em Up, Will be an XBLA Exclusive

Budapest, Hungary – December 08, 2011 –Digital Reality Publishing announced today that Sine Mora, its long awaited shoot'em up game based on time manipulation set to revolutionize the genre, will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Co-developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. (Japan) and Digital Reality (Hungary) and published by Microsoft Studios, Sine Mora is diesel-punk 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. The engrossing Story Mode weaves an over-the-top tale, while the Arcade Mode provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. 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 the Shadows of the Damned and Silent Hill series.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.