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ARMS adds three new characters to its roster, plenty of fighting modes

by Ron Duwell | May 18, 2017May 18, 2017 10:00 am PST

Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct presentation dedicated to the upcoming fighting game ARMS announced a whole host of modes and gameplay varieties, finally making it feel more like a full package rather than a gimmicky way to sell more Joy-Cons.

And in addition to the added bonus modes, the game scored three new characters each with their own trailer. Or actually… is it four characters? Byte & Barq appear to be two different people controlled by a single player, making him, in the gameplay sense, a single character.

Enough fight to make this a lasting title

During the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed tons of ways to play the upcoming fighter. This list extends to:

  • Normal fights
  • 2-on-2 team fights
  • V-ball
  • Hoops
  • Skillshot
  • 1-0n-100
  • ARMS test
  • Training

Multiplayer can also be enjoyed competitively, casually, and locally. ARMS will be released for the Nintendo Switch on July 16.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...