Nintendo keeps telling us that ARMS is going to launch sometime in Spring. While we wait for Nintendo to give us an official date, Amazon Spain is taking a stab at it. They have the title listed for June 23rd, which would really be pushing the "Spring" release. That would mark the last day of Spring. Let's hope Nintendo doesn't push things that far!
It's clear Nintendo has some big plans for the Switch and competitive gaming. It's going to take a lot of work to turn the tide, but I really hope Nintendo does it. I would love to see these competitive scenes grow.
The first fighting game of its kind!
Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above. Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!
Fight via simple motion and button controls – Grab onto your Joy-Con™ controllers with a "thumbs-up" grip and use simple motions and button presses to outthink your opponent. Toss and curve punches when you find an opening, and dodge a flurry of incoming attacks. It's fast-paced fun for everyone!
Select from a variety of fighters – Select from brand-new fighting superstars like Ribbon Girl, Master Mummy, and more! Each fighter has their own special attributes to learn and master.
Fight in arenas with unique obstacles – Throw punches around (or through) mysterious liquid-filled columns in a spooky laboratory, or in certain arenas, toss fighters onto trampolines for epic aerial skirmishes.
Choose your arms carefully – Each weapon has its own strength. Some are slow and do tons of damage, while others are fast as lighting, but will only serve to set up larger combinations. It's up to you to mix and match your arms to fit your play style.
Thanks to NetPower for the heads up!
Nintendo wants to position ARMS as a big eSport on Switch. Is this wishful thinking on Nintendo's part, or does the game stand a fighting chance?
The following comes from a Splatoon 2 dev interview in Famitsu, as translated by NE...
- initially choose from three arms in the final version of the game
- this will change later on
- the devs can't say whether you obtain new arms by defeating enemies, but likes the idea
- Nintendo will make sure to polish game balance as much as possible
- the devs also want to adjust it together with players in the long term
- various modes with different types of gameplay aside from 1v1 matches
- all modes can be played online
- there is mode that can be played casually online and is there to make sure players can be matched with other players who have a similar skill level
- the devs need a little more time to finish the game