Fighting Layer (ファイティングレイヤー, Faitingu Reiyā) is a 3D fighting game developed by Arika and published by Namco. It released exclusively in Japan in December 1998 and has not been released overseas, ported to home consoles, or ported to PC. A spiritual sequel, Fighting EX Layer, was released in 2018.
The gameplay system is similar to that of the Street Fighter EX series (also developed by Arika), such as canceling supers into other supers, and universal guard-break attacks.
Two of the game's characters, Allen Snider and Blair Dame, previously appeared in the arcade games Street Fighter EX, Street Fighter EX Plus, and the PlayStation version of Street Fighter EX Plus, titled Street Fighter EX Plus α.
- Allen Snider
- Blair Dame
- George Jensent
- Hong Gillson
- Janis Luciani
- Jig Jid Bartol
- Lan Yinghua
- Sessyu Tsukikage
- Shang Fenghuang
- Tetsuo Kato
Secret characters (can be unlocked through time release):
- Clemence Kleiber
- Joe Fendi
- Preston Ajax
Boss characters (cannot be unlocked):
- Vold Ignitio (final boss)
- Shin Knight (hidden boss)
In Japan, Game Machine listed Fighting Layer on their February 1, 1999 issue as being the eleventh most-successful arcade game of the year.
- Official website (in English)
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Fighting Layer at the Killer List of Videogames
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