For a company that is so often accused of relying too heavily on its existing franchises, Nintendo has been refreshingly open to creating new intellectual properties of late. Splatoon famously came out of nowhere back in 2015 and established Nintendo as a key player in the online shooter genre, and now ARMS is attempting to perform...
Final Round. Fight!
It's ironic that one of the most violent video game genres is also one which has pulled millions of people together; ever since the early days of Fatal Fury and Street Fighter II, the humble 'fighting game' genre has created (and arguably ended) countless friendships. This style of game is perfect for social multiplayer malarkey...
The games you can't play without Joy-Con Controllers
Switch Lite, the portable-only version of Nintendo's console, offers a cheaper way of jumping on the Switch train with a focus on handheld play which makes it a true replacement for Nintendo 3DS. However, it's important to remember that unlike the standard Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite does not...
Switch it up during the festive period
It's Christmas, and you know what that means? Yup – your kids are all off school and will be looking for something to keep them busy. Fortunately for you, them, or both, you're the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch. Why is that fortunate? Because the Nintendo Switch is the master of family gaming. There are a...
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...
Keep success within arm's reach
ARMS is a game very much in its own league. You can't just apply the tactics you've picked up from other fighting games and expect to win, it's just too chuffing different. As such we've compiled a list of the eight tips and techniques we deem most important to getting your ARMS game in ship-shape, all of which you...
They're a secret to everyone
ARMS is not like a traditional fighting game - characters do not have special moves, nor do they have unique strength, health or defense stats. That doesn’t mean, however, that there’s no more to ARMS’s unique cast than their looks. Each character has abilities all their own which can make all the difference...
Selecting the best weapons for the job
On the surface, ARMS may seem like a casual experience designed to lure in those that aren’t really into the fighting game scene. However, as we touched on in our review, there’s a great deal of strategic depth to Nintendo’s new fighter. The key to a great deal of that depth is in the weapons for which...
Gotta Watch 'Em All
Along with the Nintendo Spotlight presentation and Nintendo Treehouse Live streams Nintendo will also be holding three tournaments for upcoming Switch titles Splatoon 2, ARMS and Pokkén Tournament DX. We've compiled all the details you need to watch all three tournaments below. Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational @ E3
Practice makes perfect
If you've been lucky enough to have taken part in the much-hyped ARMS Global Testpunch then you may be a bit frustrated at the fact that trying to access the game outside of the scheduled online sessions results in an error message - the servers are only live at predetermined points. However, Reddit...
About The Game
The first fighting game of its kind!
Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above. Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!
- Fight via simple motion and button controls – Grab onto your Joy-Con™ controllers with a "thumbs-up" grip and use simple motions and button presses to outthink your opponent. Toss and curve punches when you find an opening, and dodge a flurry of incoming attacks. It's fast-paced fun for everyone!
- Select from a variety of fighters – Select from brand-new fighting superstars like Ribbon Girl, Master Mummy, and more! Each fighter has their own special attributes to learn and master.
- Fight in arenas with unique obstacles – Throw punches around (or through) mysterious liquid-filled columns in a spooky laboratory, or in certain arenas, toss fighters onto trampolines for epic aerial skirmishes.
- Choose your arms carefully – Each weapon has its own strength. Some are slow and do tons of damage, while others are fast as lighting, but will only serve to set up larger combinations. It's up to you to mix and match your arms to fit your play style.