The name "Arika" comes from the name "Akira (Nishitani)" backwards, who is the company's founder.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Arika, the developer of the Street Fighter EX series, posted screenshots in 2011 of a project codenamed "Fighting Sample" for the 3DS featuring characters from Street Fighter EX. Very little was shown of the project, and it has most likely been cancelled.
Contributed by Mass Distraction