Arc System Works Co., Ltd.


Arc System Works was established in May 1988 by Minoru Kidooka as Arc. In 1991, the company changed names to Arc System Works, working under contract with such publishers as Banpresto and Pack-In-Video until around 1995, at which point Arc began publishing its own original titles, starting with Exector and Wizard's Harmony. In 1998, they produced the fighting game Guilty Gear, establishing both a long-running fighting game franchise and their own prowess in the genre. Today they are one of the few companies still producing 2D fighting titles.

As of May 2009, the company employs 88 people and is still headed by founder Minoru Kidooka.

Also Known As

  • Arc Co., Ltd. (from 1988 to 1991)


New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers(2017)
Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe(2017)
River City Ransom: Underground(2017)
Double Dragon IV(2017)
Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories(2016)
Ninja Usagimaru - The Mysterious Karakuri Castle(2016)
River City: Tokyo Rumble(2016)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Revelator- - Playable Character: Dizzy(2016)
Under Night: In-Birth - Exe:Late(2016)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Revelator-(2016)
Super Strike Beach Volleyball(2016)
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones(2016)
Superbeat: Xonic(2015)
River City Super Sports Challenge: ~All Stars Special~(2015)
XBlaze Lost: Memories(2015)
Family Tennis SP(2015)
BlazBlue: Central Fiction(2015)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign- - System Voice: Set(2014)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign- - Playable Character: Sin Kiske(2014)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign- - System Voice: Ramlethal Valentine(2014)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign- - System Voice: Millia Rage(2014)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign- - System Voice: I-No(2014)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign- - System Voice: Elphelt Valentine(2014)
Guilty Gear Xrd: -Sign-(2014)
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend(2014)
Persona 4: Arena Ultimax(2014)
XBlaze: Code:Embryo(2014)
Slice It!(2014)
Colors! 3D(2013)
Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu: Subete Koronde Dairantō(2013)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge(2013)
Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus R(2013)
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma(2013)
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Bangai Rantōhen(2012)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend(2012)
99 Bullets(2012)
Persona 4: Arena(2012)
Kunio-kun no Dodge Ball da yo: Zenin Shūgo(2012)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend(2012)
Nekketsu! Beach Volley da yo Kunio-kun(2012)
Sugoro Quest: Dice no Senshi Tachi(2011)
Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge(2011)
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu Kyōteki! Tōkyū Senshi no Maki(2011)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II(2011)
Hard Corps: Uprising(2011)
chick chick BOOM(2010)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II(2010)
Bit.Trip Runner(2010)

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