Much in the same way that Splatoon was a new IP that acted as a poster child for the Wii U, it seems that Nintendo is bringing in another new IP to show off the motion controls for the Nintendo Switch.
The new game is called ARMS, and features a colourful cast of characters in a high intensity boxing match. Character arms are extendable and can be aimed using motion controls, and it seems to be a mix of the shooter and fighting mix. Though the game doesn't appear to be launching alongside the console, it's still due out sometime in spring 2017.
Here's some PR:
Featuring a unique multiplayer fighting sport that lets players trade blows using extendable arms, this game includes elements of both boxing and shooting games, plus a new cast of characters. After customizing a character with a variety of arms, the player holds one Joy-Con in each hand and throws left and right punches at the opponent. Characters can jump and dash, and players can bend their punches by twisting their hands as they swing. As players learn the game and improve their skills, they will discover a deeper level of advanced tactics. Players can compete against the computer, against a friend on a split screen using a second set of Joy-Con (sold separately), against worldwide rivals online, or with two Nintendo Switch systems over a local wireless connection. ARMS will be available this Spring.
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