Company Philosophy

  • ACTION

    In order to create, one must first take action. Arc System Works is a collective of driven individuals, ready to act.

  • REVOLUTION

    Game development is innovation in motion -- Mastering old crafts, and developing new ones simultaneously.

  • CHALLENGE

    We are committed to challenging the status quo and developing cutting edge and innovative forms of entertainment.

Company Officers

Minoru Kidooka
President | CEO

I am proud to announce that just in time for Arc System Works’ 30th anniversary in 2018, we were able to launch our North American branch. What made this large leap forward possible, was the support we received from all the American fans. That is something that we will always remember. Thank you very much.

 

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of BlazBlue, the 20th anniversary of Guilty Gear, and the 30th anniversary of Arc System Works, I pledge right here that we will continue to create games that cannot be reproduced at any other company for another 30 years to come, with the fans involved every step of the way.

Mori Toshimichi
Chief Development Officer

Arc System Works will be bringing games straight to the fans in the Americas, with a completely new mindset. Hand-in-hand with the communities from Japan and Asia, it is my hope that we can continue to grow our fans of the franchise that we produce, and create an unprecedented era for Arc System Works.

 

The North American branch of Arc System Works is only the beginning to our closing the gap between our fans and the company. Frankly, it’s hard to put into words exactly how we feel marching forward into the unknown, but that is a feeling I think we can all share, as our community grows stronger.

Daisuke Ishiwatari
Chief Creative Officer

With the launch of our North American branch of Arc System Works, I am very excited to share with all of you, the new website for our English speaking audiences. On that note, did you guys know that “ARC” actually stood for, Action, Revolution, and Challenge?

 

Our forte might be fighting games, but we are in the midst of exploring many other genres to challenge the status quo of what video games can do. I believe that video games are an amazing tool for people from different backgrounds and cultures can share a single experience together.

 

Through games, I want to make many many friends across the world. Thank you, for being a supporter of Arc System Works.

Company Profile

  • Formal Name

    ARC SYSTEM WORKS CO., LTD. (ARC SYSTEM WORKS CO., LTD.)

  • Founded

    May 1988

  • President

    President | CEO – Minoru Kidooka

  • Officers

    Chief Creative Officer – Daisuke Ishiwatari
    Chief Development Officer – Toshimichi Mori
    Corporate Auditor – Masashi Ichikawa

    Chief Operating Officer (Arc System Works America) – Naoko Kino
    Chief Operating Officer (Arc System Works Asia) – Suhyun Back

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