Arms - News


  • Guide How To Unlock Every Badge In ARMS

    New reasons to play

    ARMS was recently updated to include unlockable achievement badges which track your performance in-game. You can wear these to show off your favourite achievement to other players. You may be wondering exactly what these badges are, and that's where we come in. Below you'll find what's required to gain both the Fixed Design and...

  • News ARMS Version 3.2 Is Now Live

    Badges! Replays! Evil Spring Man!

    ARMS has been consistently supported by Nintendo in its post release period, receiving balancing tweaks, new fighters and ARMS, and new stages. The last update brought us a new stage and a whole wealth of balancing tweaks, but this new one promised to bring much more. It’s now live and available for download, and...

  • News ARMS Version 3.2 Trailer Shows Off 'Badge Stash' Achievements and Mysterious New Character

    Appears to be based on Spring Man

    As part of the Nintendo World Championships 2017 we were promised a new trailer and details for the upcoming ARMS update to version 3.2; it was delivered. The trailer below briefly focuses on familiar content, but then moves on to show off 'Badge Stash', which is an achievements-based system to work through and...


  • News ARMS Version 3.1.0 Is Now Available

    A new stage! Sort of…

    The latest notable news in ARMS was the recent addition of Lola Pop—a brand new, clown-themed fighter—alongside an associated stage, new ARMS, and various balancing tweaks. Nintendo sure isn’t slowing down with the updates though, as it’s already prepped and released a new patch that makes a series of notable tweaks...

  • News Here’s the Full List of Changes Made by ARMS Version 3.0.0

    You'll float, too

    ARMS is still ticking along just fine, seeing a regular amount of content additions and balancing tweaks every few weeks. The big news with the current update is that the new fighter, Lola Pop, is finally being added to the game, but there’s a number of other additions and tweaks that have been made, too. Alongside Lola, we’ve...

  • News The Latest ARMS Fighter, Lola Pop, Is Available Today

    Version 3.0 also brings button mapping

    During today's Nintendo Direct it was revealed that the latest version of ARMS - 3.0 - will be made available. The update includes the ability to re-map buttons, but the biggest news is that a new character is introduced, named Lola Pop. Lola has her own unique stage and comes with three all-new arms to...

  • News Soon You'll Be Able To Customise Your Controls In ARMS

    Better buttons

    Nintendo has revealed that the next ARMS update will allow you to customise the control layout to suit your own personal taste. The 3D fighter uses a wide range of buttons and at launch a few people complained at the lack of flexibility when it came to button mapping. It would appear that Nintendo has taken these comments on board,...


  • Random CoroCoro Has Started an ARMS Manga

    Because of course it has

    ARMS is one of the newest IP’s in Nintendo’s deep stable of franchises and although it may not have been quite the homerun that the company was hoping for, it’s still a great game that has plenty of free additional content to look forward to. It seems likely that at some point, Nintendo will want to build this game...

  • News Here's The New Fighter Coming To Switch Brawler ARMS

    She's going to be pop-ular

    Nintendo has revealed the next fighter coming to its Switch combat title, ARMS. Lola Pop is a clown-like character with baggy, MC Hammer pants and a red nose. Her stage appears to have a "sweet" theme, and is shown off the official video below. Lola Pop also comes with three brand-new Arms to equip. She'll be...

  • Random The Cast Of We Bare Bears Help Out In New ARMS Commercial

    Surprising crossover

    If you follow TV animation then you'll no doubt have seen The Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears, an amusing look at the everyday lives of, well, some bears. Seemingly out of nowhere, the animated cast of this show have been recruited to star in a new commercial for ARMS on Switch, which you can watch above. Does this mean we'll...

  • News Here’s a Look at One of the New ARMS Coming in the Next Update

    Better go walk that one off, Helix

    Part of the charm of ARMS is the sheer depth of customization when it comes to the titular weapons with which the fighters do battle. There’s thousands upon thousands of possible combinations and setups, yet Nintendo isn’t content to just call it day quite yet. The company already teased the upcoming new...

  • News Here's How ARMS Might Look On The Game Boy Advance


    We weren't sure what to make of ARMS when it was first revealed, but Nintendo's bold new IP turned out to be a pleasant surprise and every bit as colourful as Splatoon. The game makes great use of Joy-Con motion controls to let the player use their stretchy weaponised arms to punch, thump and knock-out opponents. However what if...

  • News Here’s Your First Look at the Upcoming New ARMS Fighter

    Well, sort of

    Last week, Nintendo put out a decently sized patch for ARMS that introduced a series of balance tweaks, and it also confirmed that the next update would be much more significant, adding in a new fighter, stage, and more arms. Not much else has been revealed since then, but Nintendo of Japan just recently put out a bit of a teaser for...

  • News ARMS Version 2.1.0 Is Now Available

    No new character, but we'll get one next time

    Much alike to its support for Splatoon 2, Nintendo has pledged to support ARMSwith an ongoing series of balancing tweaks, new ARMS, new stages, and new characters over the course of roughly a year from the time that it launched. The last major update most notably saw the introduction of a new playable...

  • Rumour Dataminers Appear To Have Unearthed More ARMS Characters

    Potential spoilers contained within...

    ARMS is getting a new update this week, and although the official stance is that it will introduce balancing changes, dataminers have uncovered evidence that something more substantial could be coming to the game soon. Digging through the game's code, a list of character names has been found. Some of these are...

  • News ARMS Balance Update Is Coming Next Week

    Who's getting nerfed?

    The official ARMS Twitter account has revealed that the game will be getting a balance update next week. There are no details on exactly what's going to change, but the Twitter post appears to indicate that more news will be forthcoming before the update actually goes live. Are there any elements of ARMS that you think...






  • News ARMS Listed For June 23rd Release On Amazon Spain

    Late spring release?

    Since its first reveal at Nintendo's Switch presentation in January, ARMS has yet to be given an official release date. Stated only as Spring 2017, nothing more concrete has been announced from Nintendo to date. Now Amazon Spain has listed the extendable arm fighting game for release on June 23rd; check out the translated...

  • Video Nintendo Releases Localised ARMS Character and Weapon Showcases

    Now nowhere near as Japanese

    A while ago we shared showcase videos for ARMS that had been posted on Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel; these showed off characters and weapons from the game. There are now localised versions of the videos, so if you want to enjoy the footage and actually understand the text / voiceover, these are a good option...


  • Video Nintendo Comes Out Swinging With New ARMS Footage

    A look at characters, moves and strategies

    Nintendo seems rather positive about the prospects of ARMS on Nintendo Switch, giving the game prominence at preview events and citing it as a potential breakthrough title in competitive gaming. It also appeals, of course, to nostalgia for Wii-era motion controls, as you punch and swing your arms to create...

  • News You Can Play ARMS With One Joy-Con, But It's Not Recommended

    Embrace the waggle

    Opinion appears to be curiously divided on ARMS, even within the Nintendo Life office. Some say it's shallow and limited, while others are more excited about its hidden depth and waggle-friendly gameplay, which calls to mind those glory days of Wii Sports boxing. If the thought of flailing your limbs around to pull off moves is...


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