Arc System Works is a Japanese Video Game Developer Studio that was founded in 1988 already and ported games and worked mostly on ports of games like Battletoads for the Sega Systems but also developed a few games like the racing game Cyber Spin (1992) for the SNES.  

Arc System Works started to become more popular in 1998 with their 2d fighting game Guilty Gear that was developed exclusive for the Sony Playstation. Today they are mostly known as one of the last 2d fighting game developers out there. Their game series Guilty Gear and BlazBlue became relative popular, and they created a good handful of other fighting games based on series by other developers like Sengoku Basara, Persona and the Fist of the North Star Manga. Today they are also publishing games like Skullgirls 2nd Encore in Japan.

 

Arc System Works is responsible for quite a lot creative fighting game characters like Arakune, I-No and Chipp Zanuff among many more.

 

Arc System Works Game Characters in the GA-HQ VG Character Database:

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Arakune

Arakune

Bang-Shishigami

Bang

Bridget

Bridget

Carl Clover

Carl Clover

Chipp Zanuff

Chipp Zanuff

Bullet

Dizzy

Dizzy

Hakumen

Hakumen

Hazama

Hazama

I-No

I-No

Iron Tager

 Iron Tager

Jin Kisaragi

Jin Kisaragi

Justice

Justice

Kokonoe

Kokonoe

Ky-Kiske

Ky Kiske

Lambda-11

Litchi-Faye

Litchi Faye-Ling

Unbenannt

Makoto Nanaya

May-(GG)

May

Millia Rage

Millia Rage

rachel-alucard

Rachel Alucard

Sol-Badguy

Sol Badguy

Valkenhayn-R

Valkenhayn