ARMS free trial available to Switch Online members starting March 26th, 2020

Grab a free trial!

Have you had a chance to go toe-to-toe with the colorful fighters in the ARMS™ game? Folks with a Nintendo Switch Online membership (or even the free trial version) can download and try the full game from 3/26 at 9:00 a.m. PT – 4/6 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Fighting superstars from around the world share one thing in common: extendable arms! Equip each fighter with super-powered ARMS to create a slew of unprecedented attacks. Then, use simple motions or button controls to dish out strategic beatdowns in 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 battles*. Looking to punch up your gameplay? Take the battle online** to face other players in ranked matches.

By downloading the game, you’ll not only have access to the full roster of characters, but also be able to compete in the ARMS North American Online Open April 2020 tournament!

The event will start on Sat., April 4, at 10 a.m. PT. At the end of the tournament, the top eight players will earn 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points!

If you decide to purchase the game during or after this offer, you’ll keep all save data, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch
Games: ARMS


Can someone explain to me why this is being downvoted? Like is there a catch to the free trial or something that I missed? I don't see how this is a bad thing.

No catch as far as I can tell. I guess this was just an underwhelming choice. I personally have no interest in it myself but I can't speak for others.

People complain about the free games Sony and MS give every month too, no way will Nintendo be exempt (the difference is Nintendo never promised we'd get anything free beyond those NES and SNES games, so they're not obligated to do this).

It's not that ARMS was underwhelming, but anything attached to NSO will automatically be downvote bombed by the hatedom who believe Nintendo needs to incorporate Xbox Live and do everything they do not knowing Microsoft would sue the shit outta Nintendo for it.

These are the kind of people that will say that if Nintendo contributed to funding a cure for the coronavirus, that Nintendo started coronavirus in the first place. Nothing Nintendo does will ever make them happy and they will never give credit on the off-hand Nintendo makes something available charitably like giving N95 masks to local officials during the virus outbreak.

That's... kind of sad.

For me at least, I think it's really cool? Especially to get more familiar with the game before getting a character in Smash. I was somewhat interested in this game, but I didn't really want to pay for it, so playing it for free sounds great.

I just realized something. I remember playing this game in a beta test or something leading up to its release in 2017. You pretty much had to have a Joy-Con in each hand to throw punches, right? Wouldn't that make this game unplayable to Switch Lite owners?


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