Arc System Works Launches 35th Anniversary Website

    Celebrating 35 years of fighting games, visual novels, and more.

    Arc System Works launched its official 35th anniversary website to commemorate the company’s founding and highlight its long lineage of games. CEO Minoru Kidooka shared a special message to Arc System Works fans, and a new survey is now live as the company seeks to improve its services. 

    The Arc System Works 35th anniversary website features artwork for many of the company’s games including Guilty Gear Strive, River City Girls 2, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and much more. Visitors have access to an entire timeline of Arc System Works since its founding on May 12, 1988. Additionally, fans may learn more about ARC World Tour 2023 and view staff messages by visiting the website. ARC World Tour 2023 begins in June 2023 with a total prize pool of $100,000 ($50,000 for winner). The ARC World Tour 2023 final featuring the 16 best players for Guilty Gear Strive is scheduled for early 2024. 

    Arc System Works thanks its fans for its continued support over the past 35 years. To celebrate the 35th anniversary, Arc System Works released a new survey in order to receive and gauge player feedback. The company hopes to improve its services and provide better games going forward. Once more, fans may take the survey by heading to the official website.

    Lastly, here’s the full message by Arc System Works CEO Minoru Kidooka:

    Message from Kidooka

    Arc System Works Co., Ltd. (originally established as Arc Co., Ltd.) was founded in 1988 as a video game development company, later going on to expand our business to include other areas such as publishing. Thanks to all of the companies and creators we’ve had the pleasure of working with, all of our employees, and most of all the players, these 35 years have gone by in a flash.

    I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to grow along with all of you each step of the way as games have evolved over time.

    Continued support from our fans all over the world is what has brought Arc System Works where we are today.

    Especially with the fighting game genre, I feel truly grateful to have been a part of building a community that brings people from all over the world together across the borders of regions and language.

    As we approach the end of three years of the pandemic (COVID-19), I hope to continue moving forward with the fans even more closely than before.

    As the gaming environment continues to develop at a rapid pace, I look to exceed the expectations of the players now more than ever.
    I want to create games that will amaze and excite them.

    Moreover, I’d like to explore other genres in addition to fighting games, to really show off everything we’ve cultivated so far.

    I’ll put everything I have into continuing our “revolution” going forward. Thank you for your continued support.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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