ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Answer the Call to ARMS on 16th June

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PostARMS | Nintendo Switch | Answer the Call to ARMS on 16th June
by Super Dragon 64 » Sat May 27, 2017 8:23 pm

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What is ARMS?

ARMS is a fighting game where you use stretchy weaponised arms to punch, thump and knock-out opponents. Get ready to put ‘em up, do battle with a colourful range of characters and fight to claim the number one title!

Your fighter moves in line with your hands as you unleash a wide range of punches and other pugilistic moves.

With the Joy-Con, you’ll feel like you’re right there in the battle, dodging incoming attacks and throwing punches towards your opponent.

Each fighter in ARMS is brimming with personality and can be equipped with special ARMS that have their own unique attributes. By combining different fighters and ARMS, you can come up with a fighting style that suits you best.









Are there other control methods?

Yes. You can use motion controls :toot: or the buttons and sticks of the Joy-Cons to fight. ARMS also supports the Pro Controller and a single Joy-Con.

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Tell me more...

Check out the ARMS Direct video below.



I'm excited! :toot: Can I play now?

Ahead of the launch of ARMS on June 16th, only on Nintendo Switch, you can warm up and get an early taste of the action with the ARMS Global Testpunch early access demo! You'll be able to face off online over two weekends: round one is on Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th, and one week later fists will fly again in round two, held on Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th.

You can get ready right now, so you can get scrapping straight away when the time comes. All you need to be able to take part is a Nintendo Switch, an internet connection, a Nintendo Account and the free ARMS Global Testpunch software from Nintendo eShop. Need to create a Nintendo Account? We’ve got you covered. Simply head on over to the Create a Nintendo Account page and follow the instructions. Once you have that you can download the software from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch or via this gamepage.

Here's when everything's kicking – er...punching...? – off:

Saturday May 27th

01:00 – 01:59 BST
13:00 – 13:59 BST
19:00 – 19:59 BST

Sunday May 28th

01:00 – 01:59 BST
13:00 – 13:59 BST
19:00 – 19:59 BST

Saturday June 3rd

01:00 – 01:59 BST
13:00 – 13:59 BST
19:00 – 19:59 BST

Sunday June 4th

01:00 – 01:59 BST
13:00 – 13:59 BST
19:00 – 19:59 BST

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Super Dragon 64 » Sat May 27, 2017 8:31 pm

I managed to take part in the second half of the most recent Testpunch and I'm looking forward to spending more time with the game in the rest of the Testpunches and when it launches. Being able to practise fighting while you wait in the lobby for a match to start makes it a lot more accessible as I can test out different gear instead of staring at a screen. I had no trouble getting into a match though a couple of people disconnected from my matches once they had begun. I'll be staying up late to fight again tonight :toot:

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by The Watching Artist » Sat May 27, 2017 10:45 pm

None of you lot streaming this?

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Super Dragon 64 » Sat May 27, 2017 10:58 pm

I'll steam it tonight :toot:

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by The Watching Artist » Sat May 27, 2017 11:27 pm

I may be awake :toot:

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by jawafour » Sat May 27, 2017 11:51 pm

I'm too tired to stay up and play/ watch the next ARMS test at 01:00. It sounds like you guys enjoyed the earlier test, even if some modes were a tad chaotic!

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Super Dragon 64 » Sun May 28, 2017 1:04 am


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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Karl » Sun May 28, 2017 1:38 am

Just played half an hour or so of this. It was pretty fun! Looking forward to the full game.

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Super Dragon 64 » Sun May 28, 2017 2:40 am

That was tougher but I'll give it my best shot during the next Testpunch :toot:

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by jawafour » Sun May 28, 2017 10:16 am

I'm contriving to miss all of the Testpunch slots but it's good to hear that impressions are positive.

Are you all playing using the joy-con... or has anyone tried the Pro Controller? Looking at Dragon's "controls" post, I wondered if the joy-con option - albeit intuitive - may prove a bit tiring for extended play?

I'm not usually a fan of fighting games but this appears to be pretty accessible?

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Jazzem » Sun May 28, 2017 11:34 am

jawafour wrote:I'm contriving to miss all of the Testpunch slots but it's good to hear that impressions are positive.

Are you all playing using the joy-con... or has anyone tried the Pro Controller? Looking at Dragon's "controls" post, I wondered if the joy-con option - albeit intuitive - may prove a bit tiring for extended play?

I'm not usually a fan of fighting games but this appears to be pretty accessible?


Aside from playing in undocked mode for last night's 1am testpunch, I've been playing exclusively with the pro controller and have found it very intuitive :) My only gripe is guard being activated by left stick pushed in, really hoping I can map that to a face button in the full release.

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by jawafour » Sun May 28, 2017 11:42 am

Jazzem wrote:...I've been playing exclusively with the pro controller and have found it very intuitive :) My only gripe is guard being activated by left stick pushed in, really hoping I can map that to a face button in the full release.

Ah, okay, thanks man. Sounds cool. Has anyone else tried the joy-con move controls yet?

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Hyperion » Sun May 28, 2017 12:27 pm

Half the fun is using the joy cons

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Jazzem » Sun May 28, 2017 1:04 pm

Little pro-tip I just discovered from the in game help: you can hold down jump or dash to power up punches in different ways, slows you down while you're charging but the results can be worth it if timed correctly!

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Hyperion » Sun May 28, 2017 1:21 pm

I can't connect to any matches

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Hyperion » Sun May 28, 2017 1:29 pm

What's this volleyball shite

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Hyperion » Sun May 28, 2017 1:38 pm

What are you supposed to do with the drinks bottle things that appear?

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Jazzem » Sun May 28, 2017 1:42 pm

Hyperion wrote:What are you supposed to do with the drinks bottle things that appear?


If you go in the range of them, you'll either increase health or super meter depending on the colour. So ideally you want to stay in the drink's circle and knock opponents away it

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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Parksey » Sun May 28, 2017 1:53 pm

Do these Arm-dollarydoos carry over to the main game?


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PostRe: ARMS | Nintendo Switch | Launches on 16th June | Global Testpunch on Sunday 28th June at 1AM, 1PM and 7PM
by Hyperion » Sun May 28, 2017 1:57 pm

Kicked a lot of arse in that

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