Arc System Works expands operations to include new North American branch

'Will better be able to open the channels of communication between fan and developer'

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 2, 2017 at 3:43 p.m. PDT

Exciting news for fans of such franchises as Guilty Gear and BlazBlue as development company Arc System Works is expanding with a new branch headed to North America.

Founded in 1988, ASW has been based primarily out of Yokohama, Japan. Company CEO and President, Minoru Kidooka, announced today that the company has plans for an additional base in Torrance, California.

Kidooka released a statement on the matter (which you can view below) that clarifies that a goal of this movement is to strengthen communication between ASW and their consumers.

This news comes just a few months before the January 2018 release of the highly anticipated Dragon Ball FighterZ.

“Since its inception almost 30 years ago, Arc System Works has been at the pinnacle of 2D Fighting game development — merging traditional Japanimation-like expression and technology to bring fans around the world entertainment the likes of which they have never seen.

“While we have been able to bring our games to North America with help from local business partners in the past, with our new branch ‘Arc System Works America, Inc.’ we will better be able to open the channels of communication between fan and developer, ensuring your voices are heard and most importantly applied.

“As we expand in these exciting times, I will personally ensure we never lose sight of the Arc System Works company slogan: ‘Action’ ‘Revolution’ ‘Challenge’. I look forward to our latest challenge of establishing a new branch and continuing to develop exciting and innovative experiences for all the fans who made this next stage in our company’s history possible.”

Source: Arc System Works via Gematsu.

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