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Nirolak
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(06-19-2017, 09:01 PM)
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They're very eager to assure you this is happening.

Glixel: Is there a backstory to the game? Are you going to explore the lore in more detail somewhere other than the game like Overwatch does?

Kosuke Yabuki: We're doing a bit of that right now. So far it's only happening on Japanese social media, but it's starting to provide some background on where the arm abilities come from, and we've started to talk about why people have stretchy arms in the game. That's the kind of thing we're creating to bring a greater sense of reality to the game. We're hoping to do a lot more of that as time goes on. That said – if you really want to know why they have stretchy arms? The real answer is: because Nintendo.

Masaaki Ishikawa: The most important thing for us is that it's more fun if the arms extend. So that's what we did. We are preparing a proper background story though. Don't worry.

Glixel: When you're designing the characters, are you thinking of a story? Does that live somewhere and we just haven't been exposed to it? Or does the gameplay come first and you worry about that stuff later?

Kosuke Yabuki: He thinks about it a lot.

Masaaki Ishikawa: It's a matter of priorities. Fun is more important than anything. The setting and the story has be fun too, but has to be subordinate. I'm thinking about backgrounds and stories, but if it gets in the way of the game – it has to take a back seat. We have a lot of fans that really get into the lore of the game. That's a powerful thing.

Glixel: The art style is very distinctive, and is in a similar vein to Splatoon in a way. What's the inspiration for the design, and is there a connection between the way the current Nintendo games look?

Masaaki Ishikawa: Dragon Ball was definitely an influence on what we're doing. I've loved that since I was a kid. The other big influence is Akira.

Source: http://www.glixel.com/interviews/bec...y-arms-w487949
Kouriozan
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(06-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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This, I like.
I want to know everything about Master Mummy and his family.
I can see the Akira influence.
RRockman
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(06-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
Because Nintendo.

-Kosuke Yabuki, 2017
Mushroomer25
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(06-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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The fact none of this is already in the game is absurd to me. ARMS makes Overwatch look rich with lore by comparison.
deoee
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(06-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Sehr gut
de_reddy
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(06-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by RRockman

Because Nintendo.

-Kosuke Yabuki, 2017

OT 2
Fireblend
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(06-19-2017, 09:05 PM)
I'm convinced the success of said lore will be measurable by how many ARMS-related domains will redirect to Waypoint.zone by this time next year.
-Mutsukki-
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(06-19-2017, 09:05 PM)
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A Nintendo dev saying something was made "because Nintendo" is way too amusing for me.

I like that amount of self-awareness, maybe that's why Splatoon's lore was so special
WonderzL
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(06-19-2017, 09:06 PM)

That said if you really want to know why they have stretchy arms? The real answer is: because Nintendo.

lol
LotusHD
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(06-19-2017, 09:06 PM)

Originally Posted by RRockman

Because Nintendo.

-Kosuke Yabuki, 2017

Life changing words right there.
redmetal86
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(06-19-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Everyone likes backstory.
Rncewind
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(06-19-2017, 09:07 PM)

Originally Posted by RRockman

Because Nintendo.

-Kosuke Yabuki, 2017

best thing out of this really
MatrixMan.EXE
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(06-19-2017, 09:07 PM)
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Brilliant idea. It's worked wonders for fostering a strong and dedicated community in Overwatch and I think it could work well for ARMS.
Durden77
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(06-19-2017, 09:08 PM)
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So it sounds like it will be an Overwatch type situation, where we'll get story through social media and shit.

Also, gotta love Dragon Ball. No wonder I dig this game so much.
Mr-Joker
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(06-19-2017, 09:09 PM)

Masaaki Ishikawa: It's a matter of priorities. Fun is more important than anything. The setting and the story has be fun too, but has to be subordinate. I'm thinking about backgrounds and stories, but if it gets in the way of the game it has to take a back seat. We have a lot of fans that really get into the lore of the game. That's a powerful thing.

Kinda hard to be annoyed at Nintendo considering they have their priory right, can't wait to see it added into the game as at the moment single player is just barren.
eltercero
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(06-19-2017, 09:09 PM)
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I see Yabuki legend keeps growing
purseowner
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(06-19-2017, 09:10 PM)
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2 ARMS will have a single player campaign a la Splatoon 2, mark my words.
James Scott
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(06-19-2017, 09:10 PM)
They should really consider making some "Meet the X" type videos like Overwatch and Team fortress.
These characters are pretty great and it would add quite a bit to the universe.
Mory Dunz
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(06-19-2017, 09:10 PM)
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So story mode later?

That'd probably make me get the game
Jawmuncher
(06-19-2017, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mory Dunz

So story mode later?

That'd probably make me get the game

Hell, id take just a little more effort in the arcade mode. Have a little opening and closing cutscenes.
Spukc
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(06-19-2017, 09:11 PM)
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No story mode no buy
Jofamo
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(06-19-2017, 09:12 PM)
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I think we could see a more fleshed out Story-mode or
Arcade mode in a future update. The characters are fantastic, and the final cutscenes is a sweet taste of what's possible.
SatoAilDarko
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(06-19-2017, 09:12 PM)
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I would rather they integrate more of it into a proper story mode. Have some Tekken Force sections in between fights were you play the game like a beat em-up beating up some generic enemies.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(06-19-2017, 09:12 PM)
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I literally said yesterday, that I hope they release the lore hinted in the direct through the free updates. Yes.
OrbitalBeard
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(06-19-2017, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by RRockman

Because Nintendo.

-Kosuke Yabuki, 2017

Incredible.
SatoAilDarko
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(06-19-2017, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

2 ARMS will have a single player campaign a la Splatoon 2, mark my words.

The first Splatoon had a story mode.
RedSwirl
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(06-19-2017, 09:14 PM)
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I think these guys and Blizzard figured out lore is actually a big reason people enjoy fighting games.
UnemployedVillain
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(06-19-2017, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

The fact none of this is already in the game is absurd to me. ARMS makes Overwatch look rich with lore by comparison.

When people say this do you guys remember what Overwatch had when it first came out? Most of the supplemental lore and movies came after
ksamedi
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(06-19-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Every character in the game could have their own advanture game. The character design is pretty top notch stuff. It would be a waste not to add story and lore to them, that said, the developers obviously didnt think too much about the story and focused on the game first, which is Nintendos strengh to begin with.
AquaWateria
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(06-19-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Can't wait to see Mummy find his lost family.

Its great that they will give us more lore.
SilverLunar
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(06-19-2017, 09:18 PM)
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Anime
Lyon N. Laap
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(06-19-2017, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by SilverLunar

Anime

100% on board with this.
Mory Dunz
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(06-19-2017, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

Hell, id take just a little more effort in the arcade mode. Have a little opening and closing cutscenes.

yeah, that's disappointing. But at least all the additions will be free, so if I see something I like, I'll get it
Combat Wombat
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(06-19-2017, 09:21 PM)
The next game needs a single player campaign! Imagine 1v100 but expanded into a full on beat 'em up with multiple enemy types and bosses. So much potential.
LotusHD
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(06-19-2017, 09:21 PM)

Originally Posted by RedSwirl

I think these guys and Blizzard figured out lore is actually a big reason people enjoy fighting games.

It definitely keeps me interested, that's for sure.
Aostia
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(06-19-2017, 09:21 PM)
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Good
Can't wait for a story based dlc
AcademicSaucer
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(06-19-2017, 09:22 PM)
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Hopefully its ingame instead of tweets
Vert1
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(06-19-2017, 09:22 PM)
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The lack of single player content for this new ip is disrespectful. I expect this kind-of gimping from Microsoft or third parties, not Nintendo.
Raitaro
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(06-19-2017, 09:27 PM)
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I'll applaud this effort when they put it in the actual game, preferably tied to a story mode or a gallery of sorts.

That cool lore video being used only in the Direct is a damn shame if you ask me, and the same applies to everything they keep exclusively to social media. SFV has been doing similar things with its elaborate fighter profiles being stuck on the Japanese website instead of being featured in a gallery mode in the game, and it's not great there either. Overwatch is also a game I would have picked up if there had been a story mode that incorporates those cool character shorts found only online currently. Nintendo should in other words not use those two games as examples imo.
Lifeline
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(06-19-2017, 09:29 PM)
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Overwatch like shorts incoming?

Would've still been better to do a story mode.
LotusHD
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(06-19-2017, 09:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Vert1

The lack of single player content for this new ip is disrespectful. I expect this kind-of gimping from Microsoft or third parties, not Nintendo.

It's really not that surprising, when I look at the latest Smash, as well as MK8D.
Wildo09
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(06-19-2017, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by LotusHD

It's really not that surprising, when I look at the latest Smash, as well as MK8D.

Was there something missing on Smash? I felt that game had huge amounts of content. Mario Kart 8 had the same amount as previous games.
AquaWateria
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(06-19-2017, 09:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wildo09

Was there something missing on Smash? I felt that game had huge amounts of content. Mario Kart 8 had the same amount as previous games.

But they didn't have a in-depth single player.

The most surprising thing is how Mario Kart 8 hasn't been slammed for it Lol.
Skittzo0413
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(06-19-2017, 09:38 PM)
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This does make me hopeful that more single player/story focused content could be coming, either for this game or a sequel.
Symbiotx
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(06-19-2017, 09:38 PM)
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Surely this will get the backlash that Destiny did for not having the grimoire in game........... right?
TheDinoman
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(06-19-2017, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wildo09

Was there something missing on Smash? I felt that game had huge amounts of content. Mario Kart 8 had the same amount as previous games.

Smash Bros. 4 lacked an equivalent to Brawl's Subspace Emissary adventure mode.

Personally, I think it was for the better.
heringer
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(06-19-2017, 09:38 PM)
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I can definitely see the Dragon Ball inspirations. Game is fun as hell. Hopefully they keep it balanced and listen to community feedback.
TangoAlphaLima
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(06-19-2017, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by AcademicSaucer

Hopefully its ingame instead of tweets

I hope it's Grimoire Cards.

No, not really.
phantasmic_glaive
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(06-19-2017, 09:40 PM)
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Man.. I was so bummed to find out that the characters don't have endings.
Rncewind
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(06-19-2017, 09:41 PM)
I also hope they include/patch this IN TO THE GAME.

sry but i can be asked to go lore hunt outside of the game, this was already infuriating to me in ffx

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