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Arc System Works

Arc System Works
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded May 1988
Headquarters Yokohama, Japan
Key people
Minoru Kidooka (managing director)
Products Persona 4 Arena
BlazBlue series
Guilty Gear series
Revenue ¥680 million (July 2006)
Number of employees
105 (as of May 17, 2015)[1]
Website Japan:

North America:


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.


  • History 1
  • Games developed 2
    • Guilty Gear series 2.1
    • BlazBlue series 2.2
    • Xblaze Spin-Off series 2.3
    • Persona 4 Arena series 2.4
    • Under Night In-Birth series 2.5
    • Dragon Ball Z series 2.6
    • Family series 2.7
    • Other games 2.8
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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

Games developed

Guilty Gear series

BlazBlue series

Xblaze Spin-Off series

Persona 4 Arena series

Under Night In-Birth series

Dragon Ball Z series

Family series

Other games


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  2. ^
  3. ^ "Bass Fishing Wii ~ロクマル伝説~"
  4. ^ Petit missions in Petit Copter - Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  5. ^ 2014-09-18, Arc System Works announces PlayStation 4 action RPG Inferno Climber, Gematsu

External links

  • Official websites for North America, Europe, Japan
  • Arc System Works company profile from MobyGames
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