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Layer Section II
Publisher(s) of original games: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Original system(s): Taito FX Syetem
Number of players: 1-2
(レイヤーセクションⅡ) is a shoot-'em-up game developed by Layer Section II Tose. It is a 1997 Sega Saturn port of a 1996 arcade game titled , developed by Taito. RayStorm Layer Section II is the sequel to , otherwise known as Layer Section RayForce. The Saturn version was exclusive to Japan, though the game's PlayStation release (under the original RayStorm name) was released worldwide; there were also Windows releases in certain countries.
Layer Section II is patterned after its predecessor, though everything is rendered as 3D models rather than 2D sprites.
Source: In-game credits
Producer: Yukio Abe
Director: Tomohisa Yamashita, Yukio Abe, Tatsuo Nakamura
Character Graphics: Atsushi Iwata, R.Hideyuki Katoh, Tomohisa Yamashita, Indy Nishioka, Yasunobu Kousokabe, Terumi Ogiwara, Tomohiro Kagawa, Tsutomu Matsuda, Yuuji Sakamoto, Makoto Fujita, Satoshi Ohtani, Ippei Kobayashi (Peacock)
Program: Tatsuo Nakamura, Hikaru Taniguchi, Masao Kashino, Hirotaka Fukakawa, Norikatsu Fukuda, Koji Kato, Takeshi Higuchi, Harumi.K, Hitoshi Kozuka, Kazunari Ishida
Music: Tamayo (Zuntata)
Sound Effects: Mu-Nakanishi (Zuntata)
Sound Direction: Tono (Zuntata)
Hardware: Katsumi Kaneoka
Design Works: Mihoko Sudoh Special Thanks: Shinji Soyano, Keppel Maekawa, Seiji Kawakami, Atsushi Taniguchi, Takeshi Kamimura, Sasuke Yokouchi, Takumi Toyoda, Satoru Fukui, Hiroshi Nishida, and, All TG Staff
Producer: Yuzuru Moriuchi, Masayoshi Oda, Atsuko Nakajima
Producer: Tetsuro Furushima
Director: Motoki Yamagiwa
Promotion: Toru Akiyama, Takuma Muramatsu, Tomoyuki Nakatsubo
Quality Assurance: Masaki Horiuchi
Thanks to: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Arihiro Ichida, Hiroyuki Ikoma, Akihiko Maeda, and, MQ Management&Staff Special thanks to: Amazing
Layer Section II Staff
Producer: ANI, Hiro
Program: OSA, Mine, Showfu, You, Exty, Yoshi
Character Graphics: K Iwasaki, Tomoyuk Inoue, Miwamiwann, Satota Kanoma, Takechi, Ryo Tanaka
Movie: Shin Dadaki, G.I.F, Hiro Matsuda
Music: Nuemora, Mr.Moriwaki Special Thanks: Hisane, Buffoon, OPA
(C) Taito Corporation 1997
Main article: Layer Section II/Magazine articles.
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Sega Saturn Magazine
(JP) #75: "1997-39 (1997-11-14)" (1997-10-31)
Sega Retro Average
Consoles + (FR)
Weekly Famitsu (JP)
(UK) Saturn Power
(JP) Sega Saturn Magazine
Sega Saturn Magazine (readers) (JP)
File:MAN!AC DE 1998-01.pdf, page 58
File:SSM_JP_19971107_1997-38.pdf, page 205
File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 12