ARMS is a boxing-like game for Switch

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Posted January 13th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

There will be a wait for for traditional sports games on the Nintendo Switch, with FIFA coming “later in the year” and NBA 2K18 in September, but the first game that could qualify for the genre is an arcade take on boxing called ARMS. While it’s being demonstrated as motion controlled using the Joy-Cons it’ll also be playable with traditional controls. ARMS will release in spring meaning it’ll be out before June 20 and sell at a premium $60 price. 

Besides the trailer from the reveal event Nintendo also showcased the game for an extended period of time during it’s Treehouse live stream today. Both are included in the video below.

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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 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.

  • Iown You

    Wait, hang on… this? THIS? but not RIGS Mechanized Combat League? Pasta, you know how we feel about you dude, but as a family, it’s time for an intervention!