Suda 51's Grasshopper Manufacture and Hungarian-based studio Digital Reality are hooking up to put out "a range of games." The first of them, a side-scrolling shooter named Sine Mora, has just been announced at Gamescom in Cologne.
Details about the game are slim at the moment, but there's a couple of pertinent facts floating around. For example, Sine Maru will feature "unique time manipulation" mechanics in contrast to its "traditional" side-scrolling play. It will also harness the "newest in 3D display technology," whatever that means.
Sine Maru will be an Xbox Live Marketplace and PSN joint, and it appears as though the rest of Grasshopper and Digital Reality's games will be downloadable as well, but may not be bound to either of these networks. A wrinkle in a statement from Suda makes it seem as if other titles could be more far-reaching in terms of audience and platform--broader as in, possibly, browser-based or handset-based, which just so happens to jive with Digital Reality's mission.
"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 to its partners, and to gamers," Suda 51 said, while probably wearing some pretty snazzy kicks.
Digital Reality, the developer, formerly named Amnesty Design before a rebranding in 1997, is responsible for such games as Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps, Haegemonia, Imperium Galactica, and War Front: Turning Point. In the more casual realm, Digital Reality the publisher has put out much smaller games like Asteroid Miner and puzzle action game Scarabeus: Pearls of Nile.