In the early days of the Switch, we were pretty excited about the possibilities Nintendo's shiny new IP, ARMS, could bring to the table. We were hopeful that ARMS was going to turn into a genre-defining experience from Nintendo, following Splatoon's success in the world of online shooters, but Spring Man and co. didn't seem to generate quite the same lasting buzz as the Inklings did.

We might not have seen any new content - or anything at all, really - for a while now, but Nintendo has announced that an official online competition is on the way. The game is set to punch its way back to centre stage with the 'ARMS North American Online Open April 2020'.

More details on the event can be found here if you'd like to get involved. Registration is now open to qualifying residents in the US, Canada and Mexico, and will remain open until 4th April. There will be a total of eight tournament winners, all of whom will win 2500 Nintendo Gold Points.

We're still pretty baffled by the fact that no ARMS characters were selected for a proper roster slot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and while we'd love to say that this is all happening to spark fresh interest in the game ahead of a sequel or new content, that'd just be wishful thinking on our part. We can dream, though, right?

Will you be taking part for old times' sake? Tell us below.