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is a Japanese
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

 video game developer
Video game developer
A video game developer is a software developer that creates video games. A developer may specialize in a certain video game console, such as Nintendo's Wii, Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation 3, or may develop for a variety of systems, including personal computers.Most developers also...

. It was formed in 1995 by former Capcom
Capcom
is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Devil May Cry, Chaos Legion, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Resident Evil. Capcom developed and published Bionic Commando, Lost Planet and Dark Void too, but they are less known. Its...

 employees. The name of the company itself is the reverse of the name of the company's founder, Akira Nishitani, who (along with Akiman
Akira Yasuda
is a Japanese animator, character designer, game designer and mecha designer, who works under the pen name "Akiman".-Career:...

) created Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II
is a competitive fighting game originally released for the arcades in . It is the arcade sequel to the original Street Fighter released in and was Capcom's fourteenth title that ran on the CP System arcade hardware...

. Arika's first arcade game was Street Fighter EX
Street Fighter EX
Street Fighter EX is a head-to-head fighting game with 3D graphics, originally released as a coin-operated arcade game for the Sony ZN hardware in . It is a spin-off of the Street Fighter series co-produced by Capcom with Arika and was the first game in the series to feature polygon graphics...

. It was successful and was followed up with two updates (Street Fighter EX + and EX + α for the PlayStation
PlayStation
The is a 32-bit fifth-generation video game console first released by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, .The PlayStation was the first of the PlayStation series of consoles and handheld game devices. The PlayStation 2 was the console's successor in 2000...

), and then two sequels on the arcade and PlayStation 2
Street Fighter EX3
Street Fighter EX3 is the third console installment in the Street Fighter EX series developed by Arika and published by Capcom. The game was released in 2000 for PlayStation 2 in Japan and North America, and subsequently released in Europe in 2001....

.

Arika is well known for the Tetris: The Grand Master
Tetris: The Grand Master
Tetris The Grand Master is a series of puzzle games created by Arika, Inc. based on the popular Tetris license...

series and Cardcaptor Sakura series. A recent notable game by the developer is Endless Ocean, a scuba diving game for the Wii
Wii
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others...

.

Street Fighter EX series

  • Street Fighter EX
    Street Fighter EX
    Street Fighter EX is a head-to-head fighting game with 3D graphics, originally released as a coin-operated arcade game for the Sony ZN hardware in . It is a spin-off of the Street Fighter series co-produced by Capcom with Arika and was the first game in the series to feature polygon graphics...

    (1996, arcade
    Arcade game
    An arcade game is a coin-operated entertainment machine, usually installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars, and amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, and merchandisers...

    )
  • Street Fighter EX + (1997, arcade)
  • Street Fighter EX + α (1997, PlayStation
    PlayStation
    The is a 32-bit fifth-generation video game console first released by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, .The PlayStation was the first of the PlayStation series of consoles and handheld game devices. The PlayStation 2 was the console's successor in 2000...

    )
  • Street Fighter EX2 (1998, arcade)
  • Street Fighter EX2 Plus
    Street Fighter EX2 Plus
    Street Fighter EX2 is a 2D head-to-head fighting game with 3D graphics, co-produced by Capcom and Arika originally released in as a coin operated arcade game for the Sony ZN-2 hardware. It is a sequel to the original Street Fighter EX, a 3D spinoff of the Street Fighter series...

    (early 1999, arcade and December 24, 1999, PlayStation)
  • Street Fighter EX3
    Street Fighter EX3
    Street Fighter EX3 is the third console installment in the Street Fighter EX series developed by Arika and published by Capcom. The game was released in 2000 for PlayStation 2 in Japan and North America, and subsequently released in Europe in 2001....

    (2000, PlayStation 2
    PlayStation 2
    The PlayStation 2 is a sixth-generation video game console manufactured by Sony as part of the PlayStation series. Its development was announced in March 1999 and it was first released on March 4, 2000, in Japan...

    )

Other games

  • Tetris: The Grand Master
    Tetris: The Grand Master
    Tetris The Grand Master is a series of puzzle games created by Arika, Inc. based on the popular Tetris license...

    (1998, arcade)
  • Fighting Layer
    Fighting Layer
    is a 3D fighting game developed by Arika and published by Namco. It released only in Japan in 1998 and has never been released overseas and was not ported to home consoles.-Gameplay:...

    (1998, arcade)
  • Tetris: The Grand Master 2 - The Absolute (2000, arcade)
  • Everblue
    Everblue
    Everblue is an adventure game based around scuba diving. It is the predecessor to Everblue 2, and is the first of the Everblue series...

    (2001, PlayStation 2)
  • Technic Beat
    Technic Beat
    Technicbeat is an arcade music video game developed by Arika. It is a sequel to the PlayStation 2 game Technictix. The PlayStation 2 version of Technicbeat was published in North America by Mastiff. It was released in Japan in 2002 and the United States in 2004...

    (2002, arcade)
  • Everblue 2
    Everblue 2
    Everblue 2 is an adventure game based around scuba diving. It is the sequel to the game Everblue. Endless Ocean is not a sequel to these games, but it features similar gameplay. Both Everblue 2 and Endless Ocean were developed by Arika....

    (2002, PlayStation 2)
  • DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou
    DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou
    is the fourth arcade game in Cave's DonPachi series. It is considered to be the "true" sequel to DoDonPachi. The "Dai Ou Jou" portion of the title translates as "peaceful death", which is a wry reference to the overwhelming and frantic manner in which players meet their end...

    (2003, PlayStation 2)
  • Mega Man Network Transmission
    Mega Man Network Transmission
    Mega Man Network Transmission, known in Japan as , is a video game developed by Arika and published by Capcom for the Nintendo GameCube console. The game was first released in Japan on March 6, 2003, North America the following June, and PAL regions the following July...

    (2003, GameCube
    Nintendo GameCube
    The , officially abbreviated to NGC in Japan and GCN in other regions, is a sixth generation video game console released by Nintendo on September 15, 2001 in Japan, November 18, 2001 in North America, May 3, 2002 in Europe, and May 17, 2002 in Australia...

    )
  • The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino Dungeon
    The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino Dungeon
    The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino Dungeon is a console role-playing game developed by Arika and Chunsoft and published by Namco in 2004 exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 2...

    (2004, PlayStation 2, collaborated with Chunsoft)
  • Tetris: The Grand Master 3 - Terror Instinct (2005, arcade)
  • Super Dragon Ball Z
    Super Dragon Ball Z
    Super Dragon Ball Z is a cel-shaded 3D fighting video game, based on the manga Dragon Ball written by Akira Toriyama. It was originally released in Japanese and European arcades running on System 246 hardware, and later for the PlayStation 2...

    (2005, arcade & PS2, collaborated with Crafts & Meister
    Crafts & Meister
    Crafts & Meister is a Japanese video game developer. The studio was formed in 2004 when former Capcom employees Noritaka Funamizu and Katsuhiro Sudo left the company....

    )
  • Tetris: The Grand Master Ace (2005, Xbox 360
    Xbox 360
    The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft and the successor to the Xbox. The Xbox 360 competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles...

    )
  • Tsubasa Chronicle (2005, Nintendo DS)
  • Jewelry Master (2006–2007, Windows
    Microsoft Windows
    Microsoft Windows is a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft.Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces . Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal...

    ) (canceled, remade into Jewelry Master Twinkle)
  • Endless Ocean (2007, Wii
    Wii
    The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others...

    )
  • Dr. Mario Online Rx
    Dr. Mario Online Rx
    Dr. Mario Online Rx, released as in Japan and as Dr. Mario & Germ Buster in Europe and Australia, is a puzzle video game starring Dr. Mario. It was one of the WiiWare launch games in Japan, Europe, and Australia, and was released on March 25, 2008 and May 20, 2008 . It was released in North...

    (2008, Wii
    Wii
    The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others...

     through WiiWare
    WiiWare
    WiiWare is a service that allows Wii users to download games and applications specifically designed and developed for the Wii video game console made by Nintendo. These games and applications can only be purchased and downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel under the WiiWare section...

    )
  • Ketsui Death Label (2008, Nintendo DS
    Nintendo DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo, first released on November 21, 2004. A distinctive feature of the system is the presence of two separate LCD screens, the lower of which is a touchscreen, encompassed within a clamshell design, similar to the Game Boy Advance SP...

    )
  • Dr. Mario Express
    Dr. Mario Express
    Dr. Mario Express, known in Japan and PAL regions as , is a puzzle video game developed by Arika and published by Nintendo exclusively for DSiWare on the Nintendo DSi platform. The game was first released as a launch title for the DSiWare service in Japan on December 24, 2008, and was released in...

    (2008, Nintendo DSi
    Nintendo DSi
    The is a handheld game system created by Nintendo and launched in 2008 and 2009 in Japan, North America, PAL territories, and other regions. It is the third iteration of the Nintendo DS, and its primary market rival is Sony's PlayStation Portable...

     through DSiWare)
  • Aa Mujou Setsuna/Metal Torrent (2009/2010, Nintendo DSi
    Nintendo DSi
    The is a handheld game system created by Nintendo and launched in 2008 and 2009 in Japan, North America, PAL territories, and other regions. It is the third iteration of the Nintendo DS, and its primary market rival is Sony's PlayStation Portable...

     through DSiWare)
  • Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (2009/2010, Wii
    Wii
    The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others...

    )
  • Jewelry Master Twinkle (2009, Xbox 360
    Xbox 360
    The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft and the successor to the Xbox. The Xbox 360 competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles...

     through Xbox Live Indie Games
    Xbox Live Indie Games
    Xbox Live Indie Games are user created video games released on Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360. The games are developed using Microsoft XNA, and developed by one or more independent developers that are registered with App Hub...

    )
  • Bust-A-Move Universe
    Bust-a-Move Universe
    , also known as Puzzle Bobble Universe, is a puzzle video game developed by Arika and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo 3DS. It was released in Japan as a launch title on February 26, 2011, and was released in North America on March 27th.-Gameplay:...

    (2011, Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The autostereoscopic device is able to project stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or any additional accessories. The Nintendo 3DS features backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software...

    )
  • 3D Classics Excitebike
    Excitebike
    is a motocross racing video game franchise made by Nintendo. It first debuted as a game for the Famicom in Japan in 1984 and as a launch title for the NES in 1985. It is the first game of the Excite series, succeeded by its direct sequel Excitebike 64, its spiritual successors Excite Truck and...

    (2011, Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The autostereoscopic device is able to project stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or any additional accessories. The Nintendo 3DS features backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software...

    ) through Nintendo 3DS eShop)
  • 3D Classics Xevious
    Xevious
    is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game by Namco, released in 1982. It was designed by Masanobu Endō. In the U.S., the game was manufactured and distributed by Atari. Xevious runs on Namco Galaga hardware. In Brazil the arcade cabinet was printed with the name 'COLUMBIA' for the game, while the...

    (2011, Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The autostereoscopic device is able to project stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or any additional accessories. The Nintendo 3DS features backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software...

    ) through Nintendo 3DS eShop)
  • 3D Classics Urban Champion
    Urban Champion
    is a 2-player fighting game produced by Nintendo in 1985. It was inspired by the 1984 Game & Watch title, Boxing . It is also Nintendo's first 2D fighting game, followed by the Joy Mech Fight, released exclusively in Japan for the same platform.-Gameplay:The purpose of the game is to knock the...

    (2011, Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The autostereoscopic device is able to project stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or any additional accessories. The Nintendo 3DS features backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software...

    ) through Nintendo 3DS eShop)
  • 3D Classics Twinbee
    Twinbee
    is a video game series composed primarily of cartoon-themed vertical-scrolling shoot-'em-up games produced by Konami that were released primarily in Japan. The series originated as a coin-operated video game simply titled TwinBee in , which was followed by several home versions and sequels...

    (2011, Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The autostereoscopic device is able to project stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or any additional accessories. The Nintendo 3DS features backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software...

    ) through Nintendo 3DS eShop)
  • 3D Classics Kirby's Adventure
    Kirby's Adventure
    Kirby's Adventure, known as in Japan, is a platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. It was first released March 26, 1993 in Japan, and was later released in North America on May 1, 1993, and in Europe on...

    (2011, Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The autostereoscopic device is able to project stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or any additional accessories. The Nintendo 3DS features backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software...

    ) through Nintendo 3DS eShop)
  • 3D Classics Kid Icarus
    Kid Icarus
    Kid Icarus, known as in Japan, is an action platform video game for the Famicom Disk System in Japan and the Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe and North America. The first entry in Nintendo's Kid Icarus series, it was published in Japan in December 1986, and in Europe and North America in...

    (2011, Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The autostereoscopic device is able to project stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or any additional accessories. The Nintendo 3DS features backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software...

    ) through Nintendo 3DS eShop)