Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute announced

    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!

    ◆Lock-On Lasers

    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 Mode

     Slow game pace down with a single button press.

    ・Quick Save/Load

     Save game state at any point. Up to three slots available.

    ・Stage Selection

     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).

    ・Coin Credits

     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.

    ・Screen Orientation

     For arcade mode. Optimized for portrait screen orientation.

    ・Scan Lines

     Mimicks the nostalgic CRT monitor display.

    ・Online Ranking

     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.

    ◆Product Info

    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!

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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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