Arc System Works

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Arc System Works
Native name
Āku Shisutemu Wākusu
Video game developer
Industry Video game industry
Founded May 1988; 28 years ago (1988-05) (as Arc Co., Ltd.)
Headquarters Yokohama, Japan
Key people
Minoru Kidooka (managing director)
Revenue Increase¥680 million (July 2006)
Number of employees
105 (as of May 17, 2015)[1]

Arc System Works (アークシステムワークス Āku Shisutemu Wākusu?) is a video game developer and publisher based in Yokohama, Japan. Founded by Minoru Kidooka in 1988, Arc System Works is best known for its arcade 2D fighting game franchises, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue.


Founded in 1988 as Arc Co., Ltd., it spent its early years as a contract developer for Sega, Sammy and Banpresto. On June 11, 2015, Arc System Works announced they had acquired all intellectual properties of Technōs Japan from Million Co., Ltd.[2]

Games developed[edit]

Guilty Gear series[edit]

BlazBlue series[edit]

Xblaze Spin-Off series[edit]

Persona 4 Arena series[edit]

Under Night In-Birth series[edit]

Dragon Ball Z series[edit]

Family series[edit]

Other games[edit]


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