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)


Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones(2016)
Superbeat: Xonic(2015)
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)
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Bangai Rantōhen(2012)
Persona 4: Arena(2012)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend(2012)
99 Bullets(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)
Arcana Heart 3 (Limited Edition)(2011)
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu Kyōteki! Tōkyū Senshi no Maki(2011)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II(2011)
chick chick BOOM(2010)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II(2010)
Bit.Trip Runner(2010)
Prehistorik Man(2010)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift(2010)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift(2009)
0D Beat Drop(2009)
Strikers 1945 Plus(2009)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Limited Edition)(2009)
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo - Zenin Shūgō!(2009)
Jake Hunter: Detective Story - Memories of the Past(2009)
Double Dragon(2009)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger(2008)
Guilty Gear 2: Overture(2008)
Nintendo World Cup(2008)
Sengoku Basara X (Genteiban)(2008)
Sengoku Basara X(2008)
Super Dodge Ball(2008)
Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles(2008)
Family Table Tennis(2008)
Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus(2008)
Super Dodgeball Brawlers(2008)
Castle of Shikigami III(2007)
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai(2007)
River City Ransom(2007)
Guilty Gear XX Λ Core(2007)
Battle Fantasia(2007)
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure(2007)
Guilty Gear Gold(2006)

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