Arc System Works Launch North American Website

By Ishaan . April 26, 2013 . 1:00pm


BlazBlue and Guilty Gear developer Arc System Works have launched a new North American website, they announced today. It can found at


“We have a very passionate and vocal fan base in North America, so we wanted to give them a direct link to our organization that we’ve never had before,” said Minoru Kidooka, president of Arc System Works. “Our hope is that gamers become a part of the dialogue as we begin developing our latest titles with their input in mind.”


Arc System Works recently published Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R in North America, and have plans for to bring of their games over in the future as well.

  • Sheep

    I think all of the North American fanbase is incredibly grateful!

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Idk about that but that’s just me.

  • CirnoLakes

    That rocks.

  • Speaking of websites why doesn’t Capcom have an official website for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate…it’s just got that CapcomUnity page.

  • Schezo Wegey

    Wait does this mean that games will come out faster then?

    • Neppygear

      America’s usually been getting BlazBlue mere weeks after Japan. I don’t think they really *need* to be much faster…

      • Crevox

        BlazBlue extend dates:

        JP December 17, 2011
        NA February 14, 2012

        Yeah, it really could be faster.

        • LynxAmali

          Not if you don’t want them region locked.

          • Crevox

            Don’t care if they’re region locked, and that was Atlus choice, not ASW.

        • Nah, that’s only about 2 months. I mean, it COULD be much faster, but it isn’t slow.

      • Tee Niitris

        Calamity Trigger came out here a week after it’s JP release if I’m not mistaken.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    This can only mean good things!

    • Not really, i think all it means is they finally decided t pay attention to the fanbase here 5 years too late

    • Kevadu

      Was anyone actually unhappy with the way Aksys was handling their stuff? It always seemed like they did a pretty good job to me.

      Self-publishing isn’t always an improvement. Heck, look at what Tecmo Koei has done to Atelier…not that I think this will be like that, but I’m just saying.

  • Crevox

    Apparently Arc System Works may have been the ones that published BB:CS:EXTEND in the west… at least according to Aksys.

    I sincerely hope we can expect a higher quality if that’s the case. The release of Extend had some issues. There were a lot of typos in character text and story mode. In addition, Hakumen’s voice mix thingy (that makes him sound all cool) was apparently tweaked, and it made everyone think they changed voice actors.

    I’m also hoping this means closer release dates; when Aksys was publishing, we got BlazBlue CT and CS within the same month. With extend, we had to wait two months.

    • Astrotrain

      I hope they do a better translation in story mode, without random jokes.

  • The fighting game scene in the west is much smaller now than it was 5 years ago

    They should’ve launched this then not now

    • Release BB ChronoPhantasma in the West and give it a Wii U port and that may change. Given that it has Tekken and Injustice

      • Yeah the Wii U port will totally make all the difference. If that doesn’t convert the mainstream, I don’t know what will.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Where did you get the idea that the FGC was small have you not been to evo or seen any major?

      • That isn’t a fighting game scene

        • Luna Kazemaru

          Did you really just say EVO or majors like NCR,SCR, Norcal instal ect ect are not events hosted by the Fighting game scenes lol ok.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Does that mean Aksys will no longer publish Arc System Works games? Will anything happen to Aksys?

  • Aristides

    I’ll be happy when I start seeing some localisations :P (other than BB and GG main series that is)

    • neo_firenze

      Localizations of what, exactly? ASW Japan doesn’t really develop that many games outside of BB/GG. And most of those that people in the west might care about playing did get localized releases: e.g. Battle Fantasia, P4: Arena, Hard Corps Uprising, Arcana Heart 3 (which they didn’t even develop, they just cooperated with Examu on a console version). ASW has actually done a very good job with respect to having western localized versions of their games available fairly soon after the JP release.

      Last one of note I can think of that didn’t get a US release is the PS2 Hokuto no Ken fighter. And that may have been more due to Sega having publishing rights and deciding not to localize the console version (Sega published in Japan and distributed the arcade version in North America) than any other reason.

  • Randgriz

    Meanwhile in Europe…

    • Neppygear

      BBCP confirmed for 2017 release.

      • Hey, at least we’ve been given the confirmation… *eyeroll*

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