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Our Review: 9/10








  • News ARMS Version 4.1 Is Now Available

    More than meets the eye

    A couple of weeks ago, ARMS got a massive update to version 4.0 which, among other things, added in the new fighter, Misango. Not ones to rest on their laurels, the development team has since been hard at work on a smaller update that would bring a wealth of smaller, yet still important changes and tweaks that would improve...

  • News Put Up Your Dukes, ARMS Update 4.1 Is Coming Tomorrow

    With a "surprise addition"

    ARMS version 4.1 is due to go live tomorrow (Thursday 30th), it has been revealed. The update appears to contain some gameplay tweaks but the game's Japanese Twitter account is hinting that a "surprise addition" to the "familiar balance adjustment" will "add element" (at least that's what Bing's translation service tells...

  • News We're A Little Bit In Love With These ARMS Mobile Phone Keychains

    Only in Japan, of course

    In the next thrilling instalment of "Japan gets all the cool stuff", we have these amazing mobile phone keychains (not sure if it's even accurate to call them that, but we were stumped on any other description) based on weapons from ARMS, which is officially 2017's most underrated video game (OK, semi-officially). Produced...

  • News Spring Man Triumphs in First ARMS Party Clash


    It was an interesting week in ARMS, with Nintendo running the first 'Party Clash' event in the game. It was nicely implemented when it went live, transforming the 'Party Match' area and throwing some fun ideas into matches with quickfire specials and boosts. In a Splatfest-style approach it also pitted two sides against each other,...

  • News ARMS Gets a Switch News Post Gift to Promote First 'Party Crash'

    Team Spring Man or Team Ribbon Girl?

    Last week brought us ARMS version 4.0, which added a new fighter, stage, ARMS options and assorted other bits and bobs. Another key addition was the functionality for 'Party Crash', timed Party mode events that have a Splatfest feel to them. The first one starts today (22nd November) at 7am Pacific / 10am...

  • News Nintendo Reveals Misango as the New ARMS Fighter

    Putting that new attack type to use

    It doesn’t seem like it was all too long ago that update 3.0 came to ARMS, adding in Lola Pop, yet here we are now with just another day to go until 4.0 comes out. We knew that this version was going to be adding in a new attack type, a new fighter, a new stage, and other goodies and now Nintendo has opted to...

  • News ARMS Version 4.0 Arrives on 16th November

    New character, arena and elemental charge expected

    The various ARMS social media accounts have been teasing additions over the past week, including a new stage and fighter and most recently a new elemental charge attribute that may be some kind of poison. We don't need to wait much longer for the full reveal, in any case. It's been confirmed that...

  • News Nintendo Gives a Teasing Glimpse of a New ARMS Fighter

    "It's like a ghost"

    Nintendo continues to support and back ARMS on the Switch, just recently confirming that a new stage is on the way. That post had a pretty obvious tease that a new character will accompany the stage, and now that's been stepped up further. As you can see in the tweet below there's the usual fuzzy-cam trick used when...

  • News A New Stage Is Coming To ARMS, And It Has Splendid Pillars

    And a new character perhaps?

    ARMS is the game that keeps on giving; since its launch back in June we have seen quite a few updates introducing new stages and brawlers. Here is the latest teaser from the Japanese Twitter account: Here's the translation from the default Bing offering: Splendid pillars feel the weight of this history! Petapeta...

  • News New ARMS Stage Gets Teased On Twitter

    Sleepy ruins ahoy!

    The Japanese ARMS Twitter account has teased a new arena which is coming to the game soon. Biff says (at least from what we can make out from the rather ropey Google translation) that the arena is based in some ruins which lie "deep in the forest". This battleground was apparently home to ARMS contests when the association was...