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Arc System Works is a Japanese developer & publisher most commonly known for it's fighting game series, BlazBlue and Guilty Gear. In the west, it is known to work with Aksys Games.

Company History

The company was founded in May 1988. It mostly acted as a contract developer for Sega, Sammy and Banpresto

In June 2015, Arc System Works fully acquired the rights to various Technos Japan properties from Million including the Kunio-kun series and Double Dragon series though they had developed games under a license prior

In February2017, Arc System Works acquired a number of IPs from publisher WorkJam with the most notable being the Jake Hunter series

List of Games

NES

Title Developer(s) Release Date Regions

SNES

Title Developer(s) Release Date Regions

Game Boy

Title Developer(s) Release Date Regions

N64

Title Developer(s) Release Date Regions

Game Boy Advance

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date Regions
Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition Arc System Works Sammy Studios January 25, 2002 Worldwide

GameCube

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date Regions

Nintendo DS

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date Regions DSiWare Only

Wii

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date Regions WiiWare Only
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Arc System Works Arc System Works (JP)

Aksys Games (NA)
505 Games (EU)

July 26, 2007 (JP) Worldwide No
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus Arc System Works Aksys Games (NA)

pQube (EU)

May 12, 2009 NA & EU No

Nintendo 3DS

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date Regions eShop
ARC STYLE: Soccer!! 2014 Arc System Works Arc System Works May 14, 2014 Japan Only
Art of Balance Touch! Shin'en Multimedia Arc System Works April 24, 2013 Japan Only
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Arc System Works Arc System Works (JP & EU)

Aksys Games (NA)

March 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

All Yes
Brave Tank Hero Arc System Works Arc System Works

Natsume*

Apr 2, 2014

Aug 11, 2015

All Only
Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories Arc System Works Arc System Works

Aksys Games*

May 11, 2016

October 13, 2016

All Only
Conveni Dream Arc System Works Arc System Works Sep 24, 2014 Japan Only
Cube Creator DX Arc System Works Arc System Works

Big John Games (NA)

Apr 27, 2017

Nov 8, 2018

All Yes
Dasshutsu Adventure: Shuuen no Kuroikiri Intense Arc System Works Aug 27, 2014 Japan Only
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden Arc System Works Bandai Namco Summer 2015 All Yes
Gardenscapes Easy Interactive Arc System Works Sep 3, 2014 Japan Only
Gotcha Racing Arc System Works Arc System Works

Natsume*

July 2, 2014

Aug 27, 2015

All Only
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk Arc System Works Arc System Works
Aksys Games*
Aug 31, 2017

Sep 28 2018 *

All Yes
Of Mice and Sand Arc System Works Arc System Works

CIRCLE Entertainment *

Sep 2, 2016

June 1, 2017

All Only
Ohno Odyssey Big John Games Arc System Works July 30, 2014 Japan Only
River City: Knights of Justice Avit-Niigata Arc System Works Apr 30, 2014 Japan Only
River City: Rival Showdown Aplus Arc System Works Oct 27, 2016 Japan Yes
River City: Tokyo Rumble Aplus Arc System Works Aug 8, 2013 Japan Yes
Slice It! Arc System Works Arc System Works April 23, 2014*Jan 14, 2016 All Only
Tangram x Tangram: Daremo ga Hamaru Silhouette Puzzle Moving Player Arc System Works Oct 1, 2014 Japan Only

Wii U

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date Regions eShop
Nano Assault Neo Shin'en Multimedia Arc System Works February 12, 2013 Japan Only
Othello Arc System Works Arc System Works April 17, 2013 Japan Only
ARC Style: Baseball SP Arc System Works Arc System Works September 18, 2013 Japan Only
Family Tennis SP Arc System Works Arc System Works

Shin'en*

Mar 12, 2014

Jan 15, 2015*

All Only
Brave Tank Hero Arc System Works Arc System Works

Natsume*

July 30, 2014

Aug 11, 2015 (NA)

Sept 24, 2015 (EU)

All Only
Art Of Balance Shin'en Multimedia Arc System Works October 29, 2014 Japan Only
FAST Racing NEO Shin'en Multimedia Arc System Works Dec 22, 2015 Japan Only
Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus LookAtMyGame Arc System Works Feb 14, 2018 Japan Only

Nintendo Switch

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date Regions eShop
Othello Arc System Works Arc System Works March 3, 2017 Only
New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers Arc System Works Arc System Works March 3, 2017 Only
Shephy Arc System Works Arc System Works July 6, 2017 Only
Boost Beast Arc System Works Arc System Works July 20, 2017 Only
Double Dragon IV Arc System Works Arc System Works Sep 7, 2017 Only
Simple Mahjong Online Arc System Works Arc System Works Dec 21, 2017 Only
Of Mice and Sand: Revised Arc System Works Arc System Works Dec 21, 2017*Jan 11, 2018 Only
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy Arc System Works Arc System Works Jan 25, 2018 Only
Damascus Tokyo Operation Gear Arc System Works Arc System Works Mar 1, 2018 Only
Eat Beat Deadspike-san Arc System Works Arc System Works Mar 22, 2018 Only
Gotcha Racing 2nd Arc System Works Arc System Works Mar 29, 2018 Only
Cube Creator X Arc System Works Arc System Works Apr 26, 2018 Japan
Okiraku Daifugo SP Arc System Works Arc System Works May 10, 2018 Only
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory YummyYummyTummy Arc System Works May 29, 2018 Japan Only
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Arc System Works Arc System Works May 31, 2018
Happy Birthdays Arc System Works Arc System Works

NIS America*

Mar 29, 2018

June 5, 2018

Radio Hammer Station FK Digital Arc System Works July 12, 2018 Only
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes Arc System Works Arc System Works Aug 9, 2018 Japan
World End Syndrome Arc System Works Arc System Works Aug 30, 2018*Spring 2019
Slice, Dice & Rice! Dojo Games Arc System Works Aug 30, 2018*

Sep 6, 2018

Only
Dragon Ball FighterZ Arc System Works Bandai Namco Sep 27, 2018
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories White Owls Arc System Works Oct 11, 2018 Only
Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz Arc System Works Arc System Works Dec 2018 Japan
Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection Arc System Works Arc System Works Japan
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Arc System Works Arc System Works
BlazBlue: Central Fiction: Special Edition Arc System Works Arc System Works
Wizard's Symphony Arc System Works Arc System Works
Guilty Gear Arc System Works Arc System Works
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