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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "Mr. Sakurai Presents a Fighter from ARMS" live-stream

Who could it be?

Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai on 6/22 at 7am PT for a roughly 35-minute video livestream featuring an in-depth look at the upcoming DLC fighter from ARMS!

There will be no further new fighter reveals other than a fighter from ARMS in this livestream.

Spring Man takes home the win in the latest ARMS Party Crash

Springing into action

The latest ARMS Party Crash has wrapped up, and Spring Man is the victor. The 'Battle for Stardom' party crash saw Spring Man win 52% of the time over Ribbon Girl's 48%, so it was definitely a close battle. Now we have to wait until June 2020 to see if one of these characters will be the chosen one for the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster!

ARMS "Battle for Stardom" Party Crash event live today, and runs to April 4th, 2020

Party on!

Time for another ARMS Party Crash event! The "Battle for Stardom" event is now live, and it'll be sticking around until April 4th, 2020. This Party Crash pits Spring Man against Ribbon Girl to see who comes out on top. Fire up the game today and get involved!

My Nintendo once again offering ARMS wallpapers

Your second chance for these

ARMS is having a bit of a resurgence lately, as we now know that the next Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter is going to be from that series. Nintendo has also made ARMS available to play for free to Switch Online members for a limited time. Now My Nintendo members can get in on the ARMS action too.

My Nintendo has re-added two ARMS wallpapers that were originally available on the service in 2017, but disappeared some time after. No word on how long these two wallpapers are sticking around this time, so don't miss your second chance to grab them! Click here to download yours for 50 Platinum Points each.

Switch Online ARMS free trial offer now available in Japan as well, temporary price drop and Party Crash event detailed

Wave your ARMS in the air!

Here in the states and in Europe, Switch Online members can have access to ARMS in its entirety until April 6th, 2020. That same offer is now available in Japan as well, just with a slight date shift. The deal is now live, and will stick around until April 6th, 2020.

Along with the free trial, ARMS can now be purchased with a 30% discount, knocking the price from ¥6,578 to ¥4,604).

Lastly, Nintendo has announced that a new ARMS Party Crash event is heading to Japan on April 3rd, and will run until April 5th, 2020. This Party Crash will pit Spring Man against Ribbon Girl.

ARMS free trial available to Switch Online members starting March 26th, 2020

Grab a free trial!

Have you had a chance to go toe-to-toe with the colorful fighters in the ARMS™ game? Folks with a Nintendo Switch Online membership (or even the free trial version) can download and try the full game from 3/26 at 9:00 a.m. PT – 4/6 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Fighting superstars from around the world share one thing in common: extendable arms! Equip each fighter with super-powered ARMS to create a slew of unprecedented attacks. Then, use simple motions or button controls to dish out strategic beatdowns in 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 battles*. Looking to punch up your gameplay? Take the battle online** to face other players in ranked matches.

By downloading the game, you’ll not only have access to the full roster of characters, but also be able to compete in the ARMS North American Online Open April 2020 tournament!

The event will start on Sat., April 4, at 10 a.m. PT. At the end of the tournament, the top eight players will earn 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points!

If you decide to purchase the game during or after this offer, you’ll keep all save data, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress.

Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC fighter will be from ARMS, and will release in June 2020

Up in ARMS

The first fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will be joining the battle from the Nintendo Switch game ARMS! The fighter will be announced and released this June.

Nintendo decided not to mention which ARMS fighter would make the cut for Smash Bros. Ultimate, which means we have until June 2020 to hedge our bets!

ARMS North American Online Open April 2020 registration now live

ARMed and ready

Ready to get some exercise while you're stuck indoors? Nintendo is running their ARMS North American Online Open on April 4th, 2020, and you have until a few hours before then to make sure you're registered. Check out details below, then click over to sign up!

Welcome to the official Nintendo ARMS North American Online Open April 2020! Enter for your chance to win 2500 My Nintendo Gold Points! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the US and Canada who are age 13+, and Mexico who are age 18+, and have access to a Nintendo Switch system, ARMS game, reliable high-speed internet connection, and a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Registration Period begins 3/23/20 at approximately 9:00 AM PT and ends 4/4/2020 at 10:00 AM PT. Tournament date 4/4/2020, start time is 10:00 AM PT. To participate, players must register at battlefy.com/arms. There will be a total of 8 Tournament winners. Each winner will receive 2500 Nintendo Gold Points (ARV $25 US each). Skill of participating players determines the winner(s). See Official Rules for details and restrictions. battlefy.com/arms Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

Register for the event here

ARMS graphic novel series still in the works, but no release date set

Still at ARMS length

All the way back in October 2017, we learned that Dark Horse was going to publish a series of ARMS graphic novels. They announced that the first of these novels would release in Fall 2018. As you know, that never came to be. We're all the way in 2020 and we haven't seen a single novel release, so what gives?

According to a Dark Horse rep at Toy Fair 2020, the series is indeed still in development. Unfortunately, no specifics were give on how the series was coming along. The only other tidbit shared was that the project has no set release date yet. Sounds like a bit of development Hell for the time being, but hopefully things pan out.

Something funky is going on with the ARMS website

Up in ARMS

Have you tried going to the ARMS website lately? Good luck getting there, as it seems Nintendo's either working on something, or some wires have gotten seriously crossed. The official website will now redirect you to the Nintendo.com page for 1-2 Switch. If you try to go to individual pages for the site, you get a 404 message. What on earth could be going on here?!

Thanks to NajaSide for the heads up!

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