City Connection announced Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC via Steam! This remaster of the Taito-developed shoot ’em up releases first for PS4 and Switch digitally on April 28th. A demo is currently available in the Japanese PSN Store and Switch eShop. The Xbox One and Steam versions are coming at a later date. Fans can expect more classic Taito games as part of the S-Tribute series soon. These games include:
- Puzzle Bobble 2X and 3
- Elevator Action Returns
- Metal Black
- Cleopatra Returns
Read up on more details and check out the announcement trailer for Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute below:
Released in 1995 by Taito, Layer Section is the home console version of the arcade game RayForce, a vertical shooting game.
Players control X-RAY, a mobile weapon equipped with lock-on lasers and battle against the Con-Human system for the survival of humankind.
You can also play Galactic Attack, the overseas release of Layer Section.
Enjoy the enhanced BGM of the home console game in stereo sound in this title.
The remixed main melodies are tastefully different from their arcade versions!
New useful features like game rewind, slow mode, and quick save have been added.
Compare scores with others in the new online ranking mode!
The game’s main feature, lock-on lasers allow you to attack enemies on the ground or in low orbit.
Use your unit’s cross hairs to lock on to enemies and fire lasers at them in one fell swoop.
Target up to 8 units at once. Destroy multiple enemies together for a higher score.
Destroy 8 enemies at once for a 128x multiplier!
Make full use of lock-on lasers to aim for higher scores!
◆Useful Features and Options
Rewind gameplay a by certain amount of time and resume.
Slow game pace down with a single button press.
Save game state at any point. Up to three slots available.
Play your favorite stages with your favorite settings.
・Expanded Rapid-Fire Settings
Rapid-firing can now go faster than the original home console version (15/second -> 30/second).
Insert up to 99 credits and play at leisure without worrying about continues.
・Change Difficulty Increase Settings
Play at a constant minimum or maximum difficulty, which increases when certain conditions are met.
For arcade mode. Optimized for portrait screen orientation.
Mimicks the nostalgic CRT monitor display.
Switch to online ranking mode in settings to enter your score into the online leaderboards and check how you compare with others.
Reprints of classics produced and developed by City Connection with the Zebra Engine during the Saturn era.
Play a variety of titles with improved controls and new features.
Title : Layer Section™ & Galactic Attack™ S-Tribute
Genre : Vertical shooter
Platform : Nintendo Switch、PlayStation 4、Xbox One、Steam
Release date on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 : April 28, 2022
Release date on Xbox One and Steam : TBA
Number of players : One or two players
Languages supported : Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Korean, French、Spanish
※Digital version only
The official Taito S-Tribute website is live here. Lastly, read up on the recent Akai Katana and Deathsmiles I & II announcements here and here. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!