In what is very likely the last Nintendo Direct before E3, Nintendo is shining the spotlight on upcoming Switch title
, promising a 'deep dive' into the fighting game. It's also going to feature a new trailer for ARMS at the end, so it's worth staying tuned for the duration. Splatoon 2
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Okay, our ARMS preview is now live... just visit the homepage ^^
Thanks for letting me get away with so many puns as well. I was expecting an ARMy to revolt against me.
So that wraps up the presentation! Thanks for joining us everyone. Who's been sold on ARMS after all that?
keep your eyes on the site and maybe check back in 6 minutes time
WAS THAT CALLIE
Multiple weapons are being put to good use in this single-player gameplay
Holy biscuits this looks good.
Single player splatting on full display here!
Is this our first real glimpse at the game's hub?
Subtle Monty Python reference.
Splatoon 2 trailer coming up!
A demo is a great idea, it definitely seems like a game that people need to try for themselves to get the full experience.
A global testpunch will allow players to try out ARMS for free!
Local wireless mode can support up to eight different systems
Online modes are now being detailed, including ranked matches
Party Match is the online mode, with up to 20 players supported in one lobby
Win 10 straight matches in Grand Prix mode, either in single player or with a friend!
10 fighters and dozens of different arms add up to thousands of different combinations to try out
Twintelle uses her hair instead of her ARMS! Surely that's cheating?
The new characters just keep coming! Here's Twintelle, the movie star brawler
Another new fighter being showcased now - The robotic cops Byte and Barq!
That dragon ARM still looks like a blast. No pun intended - this time.
Back to the ever-growing roster of fighters, with some signature ARMS getting shown off too
Spend in-game currency on new ARMS, with duplicate ARMS upgrading the damage they dish out
Plenty of different modes on display now, from shooting hoops to taking on 100 enemies at once!
In team fight, you'll be physically tethered to your team mate!
We're taking a look at some of the different modes now.
The variety in fighters is really impressive, not to mention exciting.
Try saying Slamamander ten times fast!
A new challenger arrives! Kid Cobra - A speed demon who can dash and dodge attacks
We're getting schooled on different combos here, showing a diverse range of ARMS to choose from
This ninja temple arena looks interesting! Some nice verticality thanks to those steep steps
You don't need stretchy ARMS to fight! Just build a complex robotic suit and you too can get beaten up in front of a crowd
Keep those fingers crossed for Lanky Kong, everyone...
There are seven different attributes you can apply to your arms. Fire, ice, shock, you name it!
The weight of your ARMS will play an important part in scuffles, deciding which shots you can block or not.
We've all been there. You wake up one morning and BAM, invisible arms.
ARMS has lore. You heard it here first.
We're kicking things off with a history lesson here - kinda...
Here we go! It's the gift of ARMS
Come on in and join us for the ARMS Nintendo Direct. We have ARMS puns.
It's one more chance for Nintendo to prove that this off-beat fighter has legs as well as ARMS, so let's settle in and see what surprises they have in store for us
5 minutes to go, and the ARMS fighters are squaring up for the Direct
There's some amiibo talk in the chat now, and I have to admit the idea of some stretchy-armed figures sounds pretty awesome. Out of the 7 fighters revealed so far - who's your favourite?
Of course there can only be one true contender
Just under 15 mins to go here, jump in now!
For those less waggle-inclined, are you expecting Pro Controller options to be announced today? It would certainly save a few sprained wrists!
A new challenger approaches.
okay, video has been updated to the live stream
But deep down we all know who most deserves a return.
Although I suppose a redesign would be in order...
Looks like the chat is eager to see the return of the (little) Mac.
Just to clear things up, we'll be updating this page with the live stream once it's ready. There's a placeholder video above in the meantime to get you psyyyyyched!
And if you're tuning in just for more squid/kid action and not for the main event, it's okay. We won't tell anyone.
30 minutes to go before the ARMS presentation begins, so get in here!
There's always the chance of new characters being unveiled during this presentation as well. Anyone betting on Mr.Tickle?
We've seen quite a bit of general combat already, so fingers crossed that the overall experience is fleshed out with plenty of different modes to try.
Personally, I'll be hoping that tonight's Direct sheds some light on a single player campaign. What form do you think that could take?
During the last Direct we saw an interesting headline format being utilised, and it seems like the chat is expecting something similar tonight! No hARM in mixing things up a bit every now and again.
The ARMS Direct will begin in 45 minutes. Join us in the arena for some pre-game hype!
ARMS is set for release on June 16th, so this may be our last real glimpse at some extra info before we get our HANDS on the game.
We welcome you with open ARMS to this Nintendo Direct! Things will be kicking off in just under an hour, so get comfy and let the speculation commence