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This article is about the Japanese video game developer. For the fictional character from the anime and manga series My-Otome, see Arika Yumemiya. For a species of spider described by a scientist named Arika Kimura, see Kimura-gumo.
Arika Co.,Ltd.
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded November 1, 1995
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Akira Nishitani (President)
Number of employees

Arika (アリカ?) is a Japanese video game developer. It was formed in 1995 by former Capcom employees. The name of the company itself is the reverse of the name of the company's founder, Akira Nishitani (Nin Nin), who (along with Akiman) created Street Fighter II. Arika's first arcade game was Street Fighter EX. It was successful and was followed up with two updates (Street Fighter EX + and EX + α for the PlayStation), and then two sequels on the arcade and PlayStation 2.

Arika is well known for the Tetris: The Grand Master series and Cardcaptor Sakura series. A recent notable game by the developer is Endless Ocean, a scuba diving game for the Wii.

Games developed[edit]

Street Fighter EX series[edit]

Nintendo-published Games and Classic Games[edit]

3D Classics[edit]

Other games developed[edit]

Under development[edit]

In July 2011, a video from an Arika 3DS test project, currently called Fighting Sample, was released, featuring Hokuto and Kairi from the Street Fighter EX series.[1] Further screenshots show Blair, D. Dark and Shadow Geist.[2]


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