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ARMS - Nintendo Switch (Motion [optional] controlled boxing, Nintendo, Spring 2017)

maxcriden

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Shown on the stream just now. Will post video when available.

is this what Project Giant Robot became? Looks like a one on one boxing game. With extendable ARMS. Very Japanese. Maybe this is the much rumored weird new IP.

Described as a fighting sports game. Like boxing, but also like shooting to aim and shoot at distant opponents. You play using a thumbs up hand position. The joycon knows when you punch, etc. You tilt the Joy-Con to move. as you play more you'll uncover higher level techniques and strategies.

Spring Man and Ribbon Girl are two of the characters (to next be demanded for Smash). Online play is planned.

Releasing in Spring.


Press:

GAME DETAILS

The first fighting game of its kind!

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.

TRAILER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7s3UB_8dFM





 

Neoxon

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Okay, this game looks pretty hype.

The 4chan leak was definitely real, so is PlatinumGames making this?
 
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Looks like we just saw the #2 candidate for Smash 5 after the Inklings.

As someone who played Punch-Out Wii until his arms were sore, and remains a contrarian on Star Fox Zero, you don't know how happy I am to see Nintendo double down on motion control with a real skill curve.
 

Galang

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The art style is actually really super fucking nice. Impressed on how it looks, but I'm just not sold on the actual gameplay yet..
 

GRW810

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Started off thinking it was stupid, ended up loving the idea and execution. It's like a mix of Wonderful 101 visuals and Wii Sports boxing.
 

Reki

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What was that...

Not that it was any bad: it seemed pretty interesting actually.