Arika is a Japanese video game developer. It was formed in 1996 by former Capcom employees. The name of the company itself is the reverse of the name of the company's founder, Akira Nishitani, who (along with several other Capcom members like Akiman) created Street Fighter II.
Arika's first game was the successful Street Fighter EX which was followed up with two updates (Street Fighter EX + and EX + α for the PlayStation) and then two sequels, Street Fighter EX2 and Street Fighter EX3.
Arika is also well known for the Tetris: The Grand Master series, Cardcaptor Sakura series, and an obscure Namco fighting game called Fighting Layer (that had two of their original Street Fighter EX characters as playable).
Arika was also responsible for MegaMan: Network Transmission (based on the famous Megaman Battle Network series). A notable game by the developer is Endless Ocean, a scuba diving game for the Nintendo Wii.
The company's newest game Fighting EX Layer (also known as Arika EX), a spiritual successor to the Street Fighter EX series and Fighting Layer, was confirmed to be in development in April 2017.