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Arzest Corporation
IndustryComputer and video game industry
FoundedJune 25, 2010
HeadquartersYokohama, Japan
Key people
Yoji Ishii (CEO)
Naoto Ohshima (Vice President)
Yutaka Sugano Vice President
ProductsGames for video game consoles
Number of employees

Arzest (fully known as ARZEST Corporation) is a Japanese video game development company that develops games for video game consoles. It was formed on June 25, 2010 by key members of Artoon, which was also founded by Arzest Executive Vice President Naoto Ohshima, best known as the character designer of Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as his nemesis Dr. Eggman. Arzest was also founded by key Artoon and Sega members who worked on the Panzer Dragoon series.

Company profile[edit]

They were recruited by Nintendo to work on mini-games in Wii Play: Motion for the Wii. According to their portion of the credits of the game, as many as a dozen of former Artoon and Sega employees now work at Arzest.

They worked on additional new features of one of the main Nintendo 3DS built-in software applications StreetPass Mii Plaza, such as adding SpotPass features to Puzzle Swap among others.

Arzest has since released several retail games on the 3DS: Yoshi's New Island in 2014, Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in 2016, and Hey! Pikmin in 2017.


Game Year Platform(s) Notes
Wii Play: Motion 2011 Wii Developed Games: Spooky Search, Jump Park, and Cone Zone
StreetPass Mii Plaza 2011 Nintendo 3DS Built-in app for console
Time Travelers 2012 Nintendo 3DS, PSP, PS Vita Character modeling
Slot Monsters 2013 Android, iOS
Yoshi's New Island 2014 Nintendo 3DS Published by Nintendo
Terra Battle 2015 Android, iOS
Boost Beast 2015 Android, iOS, Browser, Kindle, Nintendo Switch
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 2016 Nintendo 3DS Not involved in the Wii U version
Hey! Pikmin 2017 Nintendo 3DS Published by Nintendo
Terra Wars[1] 2017 Android, iOS
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 2018 Nintendo 3DS Developed Giant Battles, Published by Nintendo


  1. ^ "Terra Wars".

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