Arms - News


  • 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...


  • Soapbox You're Going To Love ARMS, And Here's Why

    Boxing clever It would be fair to say that ARMS received a somewhat lukewarm response when it was unveiled during the Nintendo Switch presentation. While some reacted positively to the colourful visuals, fetching character design and motion-sensitive action, others wrote it off as little more than Wii...

  • Soapbox Nintendo's Switch Plan is Starting to Take Shape

    At least we think it is

    The Nintendo Switch reveal has polarised fans, as many expected it would, but now we've had a chance to sample the system for ourselves some of our fears have been subdued, and some have been unfortunately made greater. Make sure you check out the video above where this video 'dude' shares his opinions on Nintendo's upcoming...

  • First Impressions Going Hand-to-Hand With ARMS

    Fun with fisticuffs

    One of the biggest surprises during Nintendo's Switch Presentation was ARMS, a new one-on-one fighting game directly from The Big N in which you slug it out with springy, stretchy arms. We had the opportunity to spend some time with it at Nintendo's New York Switch event; we're not 100 percent sold, but there's no denying this...

  • News Nintendo Introduces ARMS, a New Boxing IP

    Join the Arms race

    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...

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