Arms to Reach For the Nintendo Switch This Spring

Nintendo’s new fighting game is headed exclusively to the Nintendo Switch this Spring.

A fighting game like no other, Arms has you equip yourself with your preferred style of extendable arms – pitting you against an opponent with their own style as well. Using quick hand motions and button presses, you’ll take the fight to your opponent and bash them into the ground… or get your butt kicked trying!

According to Nintendo’s page on the game you’ll have to “[t]hrow 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.” While that seems fun in its own right, they’ve revealed that you’ll also be able to “[f]ill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off.” This game is shaping up to be a hell of a way to brawl, isn’t it?

Well if you think that’s cool, check out this full rundown of features and media;

  • Fight via simple motion and button controls – Grab onto your Joy-Con with a unique “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.

Arms reach the Switch sometime in the spring of 2017.

You getting pumped?

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