Arc System Works Tokyo Game Show 2018 Programming Guide

Torrance, California – September 18, 2018 – Arc System Works America, Inc. is happy to announce the schedule for Arc System Works at this year’s Tokyo Game Show event!


Arc System Works is out in force at TGS 2018, celebrating our 30th Anniversary and showing off a slew of upcoming games. Don’t miss a moment with our handy programming guide below.


Four of Arc System Works’ upcoming games will be shown on the Tokyo Game Show floor. Keep an eye out for hands-on impressions of Kill la Kill – IF, Daedalus: The Awakening Of Golden Jazz, The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, and Kunio-Kun: The World Collection.



Arc System Works will be streaming LIVE from the floor on our Japanese Twitch channel: It all kicks off on Friday night (Sept 21) at 6:00 PM PST!



9:00 PM – Kill la Kill – IF Introduction

  • Kill la Kill: IF Producers and Directors will be on stage to discuss the highlights and latest information on this anticipated upcoming game.

10:00 PM – ARC REVO World Tour 

  • Arc System Works President Minoru Kidooka will be on stage to break down the information regarding the upcoming World Tour, as well as event regulation.

11:00 PM – Daedalus: The Awakening Of Golden Jazz Introduction

  • “Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz”, the new chapter in the popular “Jingu-ji Temple” series will have brand new information shown off ahead of its planned 2018 release.

12:00 AM (9/21) – Arc System Works Asia Branch

  • Arc System Works is promoting overseas deployment! During this presentation, we will introduce Arc System Works’ expansion into Asia.


9:00 PM – Kill la Kill – IF Dev Talk Show

  • Hiromi Wakabayashi (creative producer of Kill la Kill) and SUSHIO (character designer of Kill la Kill) will chat with Takeshi Yamanaka (ASW) and Hideaki Mizota (A +) about the upcoming Kill la Kill game.

10:30 PM – The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Dev Talk Show

  • We will deliver brand new information about the upcoming puzzle platformer with White Owls Inc’s SWERY and Arc System Works’ Mori Toshimichi. Find out how this mysterious new game was created and how the game came to be.

11:30 PM – BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Business Tournament

  • Guests across the Japanese gaming industry clash in a mini-tournament of “BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle”. Our own Mori Toshimichi, the producer of this game himself, will also participate! Ganbare, Mori-san!


7:00 PM – Daedalus The Awakening Of Golden Jazz Introduction Stage

  • A discussion about the upcoming game, “Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz”.

10:00 PM – Kill la Kill – IF Exhibition Match

  • EVO2018 winners “Heiho” and “Omi”  take the stage for an exhibition match of Kill la Kill – IF!

12:00 AM (9/23) – The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Dev Talk Show

  • A talk show about the upcoming game by popular game creator SWERY (White Owls) and Mori Toshimichi (ASW).


7:00 PM – The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Introduction Stage

  • A talk show about the upcoming game by popular game creator SWERY (White Owls) and Mori Toshimichi (ASW).

9:00a PM – Kill la Kill – IF Special Stage

  • A special talk show featuring Kill la Kill’s legendary voice actors, Ryōka Yuzuki (Satsuki Kiryūin), Tetsu Inada (Ira Gamagoori), and Nobuyuki Hiyama (Uzu Sanageyama)..

10:30 PM – Daisuke Ishiwatari & Toshimichi Mori Special Talk Stage

  • Arc System Works’ two biggest creators, “GUILTY GEAR” series General Director Daisuke Ishiwatari and “BLAZBLUE” series producer Mori Toshimichi, come to the stage! Looking back on our 30 years of gaming awesomeness, these two are sure to have some great insight!

12:00 AM (9/24) – Daedalus: The Awakening Of Golden Jazz Special Stage

  • Ms. Aika Kobayashi, who appears in the upcoming game, “Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz”, will join us on stage to talk about the development team and to share some confidential stories.


If you’re lucky enough to join us in Tokyo, the Arc System Works booth will be distributing new goods to celebrate our 30th anniversary!


Demo our games on the floor to receive an original sticker. There are four different types to collect!


We’ll be selling lovely goods, including commemorative Guilty Gear 20th anniversary and BlazBlue 10th anniversary tapestries. Come get it!