‘Arms’ Adds Three New Fighters And Game Modes Revealed During Nintendo Direct

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'Arms' is coming to Nintendo Switch this June. Nintendo

The Arms Nintendo Direct revealed a lot of information about the fighting game ahead of its June release date including two new fighters and a ton of multiplayer modes and other great tidbits.

“With games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , ARMS and Splatoon 2 , the next few months will be a summer of social competitive gaming on Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in a press release. “This Nintendo Direct presentation offered great reasons why ARMS is perfect for players of all ages, whether they are familiar with fighting games or not.”

Check out the entire Arms Nintendo Direct below.

The three new Arms fighters include Kid Cobra who is described as “a fan of selfie sticks and livestreaming, this hip fighter pounces on opponents with a charged-up dash.”

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Kid Cobra joins 'Arms' Photo: Nintendo

Byte and Barq are actually two fighters in one and are described as “Two fighters in one! This robot fighter and his robot canine companion battle together to unleash devastating combo attacks.”

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Byte and Barq join 'Arms' Photo: Nintendo

And finally, Arms introduces Twintelle who actually uses her hair to fight instead of her arms. Here’s how she is described. “As an A-list actress, Twintelle uses her celebrity status to render her opponents utterly star struck as she walks the red carpet to victory.”

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Twintelle joins 'Arms' Photo: Nintendo

If you were wondering what you can actually do when Arms releases for the Nintendo Switch in June, the Nintendo Direct listed all of the multiplayer modes (including online) that will be available. Here’s a rundown of all of the upcoming modes.

  • Grand Prix – Win 10 straight matches in Grand Prix and players will face a final opponent to be crowned the ARMS champion. (This mode is played locally with one or two players.)

  • Party Match – By connecting the Nintendo Switch console to the internet, players can battle with up to three other ARMS players at a time that are in the same lobby as them. One lobby can hold up to 10 systems, but with up to two players per system, 20 players can potentially get together in the same lobby.

  • Ranked Match – In this time-honored coliseum, players compete online in 1-v-1 battles. By winning a match, a player’s rank goes up, while, conversely, losing will make that rank go down. While waiting to play a Ranked Match online, players can participate in any other mode to pass the time (and tighten up their skills).

  • Local Wireless Mode : When playing in Local Wireless mode, up to eight players with eight separate systems in the same room can gather in an in-game lobby and battle up to three other players at a time like in Party Match.

Nintendo also revealed that, like Splatoon for the Wii U, Arms will be receiving steady software updates for free post-launch. Some of these updates will include new fighters, stages and much more.

If you’re still on the fence about Arms , Nintendo is offering free demo weekends. The first blocks of time will begin May 26-28, and the second blocks on June 2-4. To participate, simply download the free Global Testpunch demo in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch before the trials begin.

Arms will release June 16 for the Nintendo Switch.

So what do you think of the brand new Arms fighters? How about the game modes, do they intrigue you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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