Arc System Works Co., Ltd.

Moby ID: 2472

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  • Arc Co., Ltd. (from 1988 to 1991)

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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.

Credited on 274 Games from 1988 to 2024

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Under Night: In-Birth - [Sys:Celes] (2024 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
Another Code: Recollection (2024 on Nintendo Switch)
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
River City Girls 2 (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
RWBY: Arrowfell (2022 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Ground Divers! (2022 on Nintendo Switch)
DNF Duel (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)
River City Saga: Three Kingdoms (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
Kitaria Fables (2021 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Guilty Gear: Strive (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Fallen Legion: Revenants (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Kowloon High-School Chronicle (2020 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4)
Technōs Collection 1 (2020 on Evercade)
Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
Under Night: In-Birth - Exe:Late[cl-r] (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Arcade...)
Granblue Fantasy: Versus (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Code Shifter (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Special Edition) (2019 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows)
Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san!: A River City Ransom Story (2019 on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4...)
Mistover (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

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May 1988

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