The recent Nintendo Direct has revealed a ton of info for their upcoming boxing title ARMS! The video highlighted all ten springy appendaged playable characters you’ll be able to brawl with, three of whom were newly revealed, as well as their varied arsenal of ARMS. Also announced, the Global Testpunch demo, which will be available on the following dates: May 26th (NA-only), May 27th, May 28th, June 2nd (NA-only), June 3rd, and June 4th. The Free Demo for the Global Testpunch will be available from the Nintendo eShop before it begins.
Various Game modes for both Single and Multiplayer have covered in the Nintendo Direct as well the game’s online features. Post-launch updates will add new fighters, Arms, and stages, and the best thing is they’re all absolutely FREE! The following video is the twenty plus minute Nintendo Direct:
Below, you can read the full overview of the games info from Nintendo:
After selecting a character, players will have the opportunity to equip two ARMS, one on the right and one on the left. These ARMS range from standard fists to things like boomerangs and missiles, offering a wide variety of close- and long-range attacks, as well as offensive and defensive options:
- Types – Dozens of ARMS can be selected in the game, each with its own special power and handling ability. Different types range from the Toaster, which unleashes a flaming punch, to the Tribolt, which shoots three bolts horizontally. Some ARMS even boost defense, like the Guardian, which can be used as a shield.
- Attributes – There are seven different ARMS attributes in the game, each with its own specialty: Fire, Electricity, Wind, Ice, Stun, Explosion, and Blind. Different ARMS have different attributes, so it’s a good idea to mix and match for massive strategic advantage.
- Weight – When equipping the many different types of ARMS, weight is an important factor in determining performance. Weight affects momentum, so players have to keep this in mind when selecting ARMS. Stronger ARMS are more powerful but slower, while multi-hit ARMS are quick but have lower individual power. Punches can even run into each other while fighting, with the heavier ARMS knocking the lighter one away.
- Upgrade ARMS – As players fight through ARMS, they’ll rack up hard-earned in-game currency for use at the ARM Getter, where players can use their skills to earn new ARMS and the ability to upgrade previously owned ones.
- Fight – In this main multiplayer mode, two fighters battle against each other one-on-one to claim victory. During the fight, bombs and other healing items drop in, adding some strategic options to the proceedings.
- Team Fight – In this mode, two players are attached by strings and must team up to battle another team of two. Attacks can hit allies, so watch out for friendly punches!
- V-Ball – Similar to volleyball, V-Ball is a sport that involves knocking an explosive ball into the opponent’s court.
- Hoops – Grab opponents and shoot them into the net (or even dunk them for extra satisfaction) in this hardcore game of ARMS-style basketball.
- Skillshot – Break as many targets as possible using the versatile powers of ARMS.
- 1-on-100 – Defeat 100 enemies in a row, one at a time, in this progressive battle mode.
- ARMS Test & Training – In ARMS Test, players can try out randomized ARMS combinations, while Training lets them practice a number of varied drills.
Playing with friends, either locally or online, is easy when using one of the various multiplayer modes in ARMS:
- Grand Prix – Win 10 straight matches in Grand Prix and players will face a final opponent to be crowned the ARMS champion. (This mode is played locally with one or two players.)
- Party Match – By connecting their Nintendo Switch console to the internet, players can battle with up to three other ARMS players at a time who are in the same lobby as them. One lobby can hold up to 10 consoles, and with up to two players per consoles, 20 players can potentially get together in the same lobby.
- Ranked Match – In this time-honoured coliseum, players compete online in 1-v-1 battles. By winning a match, a player’s rank goes up, while conversely, losing will make that rank go down. While waiting to play a Ranked Match online, players can participate in any other mode to pass the time (and tighten up their skills).
- Local Wireless mode: When playing in Local Wireless mode, up to eight players with eight separate consoles in the same room can gather in an in-game lobby and battle up to three other players at a time, like in Party Match.
In the future, multiple free software updates will add new fighters, stages, and ARMS to the game. These free updates will occur after the game launches, so watch for additional details!
ARMS Global Testpunch early access demo:
Like Splatoon 2 before it, ARMS is offering free trial periods to try out the game and get a taste of what it’s like before launch. The first time slots will be held in the weekend of May 27th and 28th, and the second slots will be held on June 3rd and 4th. To participate, simply download the free ARMS Global Testpunch demo in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch before the trials begin. Stay tuned for information about specific timing.
During the presentation, the 10 key playable fighters and their standard ARMS were revealed. These standard ARMS are not exclusive to each character but are recommended to amplify a character’s strengths. The dozens of ARMS available in the game can be used with any character.
- Spring Man – This passionate fighter’s bouncy hairstyle might look fake, but his passion for fighting is definitely real.
- Ribbon Girl – Possessing next-level jumping skills, Ribbon Girl overcomes the laws of physics with her unbeatable power.
- Ninjara – Using his nimble movements and ancient ninjutsu, Ninjara can disappear and warp somewhere else even in mid-air or when guarding.
- Min Min – With her ramen noodle arms, Min Min’s spin kick and throws are deliciously powerful.
- Master Mummy – As the only character that can restore health while guarding, Master Mummy is a force to be reckoned with.
- Mechanica – This mechanical genius dons a homemade power suit that can hover above the competition.
- Twintelle – As an A-list actress, Twintelle uses her celebrity status to render her opponents utterly star struck as she walks the red carpet to victory.
- Kid Cobra – A fan of selfie sticks and live streaming, this hip fighter pounces on opponents with a charged-up dash.
- Helix – Who is Helix? He’s an experiment gone wrong, that’s who. His springy body lets him move in unpredictable ways.
- Byte & Barq – Two fighters in one! This robot fighter and his robot canine companion battle together to unleash devastating combo attacks.
Nintendo | Nintendo Switch™ | Genre: Fighting Game
Release Date: Jun 16, 2017
The recent Nintendo Direct has revealed a ton of info for their upcoming boxing title ARMS!
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