Ahead of this weekend’s play test, where many will get their first opportunity to try out the game’s physical controls as opposed to motion control, Nintendo has released images of every control scheme for ARMS.We talked about this a few weeks ago, but it seems like this will be a much more difficult game if you’re not using motion controls. The prime reasons being that guard is mapped to the left analog stick and you can curve your punches one way while moving in another direction, something that’s bound to be important in the more tense moments.Fortunately, if you still don’t want to use motion controls, you have plenty of options like dual Joy-Cons, single Joy-Cons, handheld mode, or Pro Controller. What option will you be using?[via NeoGAF, Twitter, 2] READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!
While other video game developers are happy to explain their lore in depth (or sell it to you in cash-in novels) Nintendo prefers to let fans try and piece together the weird bread crumbs. After decades of trying to determine a definitive timeline for The Legend of Zelda, 2011’s Skyward Sword introduced an origin story along with the revelation that three valid timelines exist. But the next console game, Breath of the Wild, immediately threw that out the window by not obviously fitting in any timeline (despite our prior speculation). Meanwhile, Super Mario Odyssey has the plumber hanging out with real human beings in New Donk City, raising all sorts of questions about the deeply strange Mario mythology. The real answer, eloquently explained by Mark Brown, is that Nintendo’s play-first design philosophy leads to delightfully offbeat presentation chiefly designed to highlight game mechanics, not story. Pikmin are like ants because that makes the real-time strategy more approachable. You fly underneath arches in Star Fox, so you play as a fox because of the Shinto connections. [embedded content] Older Nintendo franchises have been around long enough for us to just accept their insane gameplay-driven stories because that’s how things READ FULL…
During last night’s Nintendo Direct, a few new characters for Arms were revealed. In particular, the internet loves Twintelle, because, well, she’s kinda thicc. Advertisement All of the characters for Arms, Nintendo’s upcoming fighting game for the Switch, have been really charming. Ribbon Girl has a cute cheerleader vibe and Minmin looks like a bowl of ramen. The reaction to Twintelle, however, is out of control. I had a feeling when I first saw her that people would lose their minds over this. She has long curly pigtails that she uses to fight, wears a particularly stylish and feminine outfit, and her hips sway exaggeratedly when she walks. YouTuber Etika sums up how people feel pretty well in this gif from his reaction video to the character reveal: GIF She’s bad, and she knows she’s bad. Meanwhile, the internet cannot stop drawing fanart of her. I promise you this is only the tip of the iceberg. You may have noticed that one of Twintelle’s body parts got more attention than anything else. That’s not a coincidence. It’s worth pointing out that Twintelle is also a dainty girl READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
For decades, Nintendo’s artists have been stuck churning out cartoon art to fill the halls of the Mushroom Kingdom. Which is fine! But in recent years, the company has let them off the leash on games like Splatoon and ARMS, and the results have been nothing short of extraordinary. Advertisement Nintendo, the home of Mario and Zelda, is the last major studio on Earth you’d expect to be coming up with stuff that is contemporary, and fashionable, and cool, yet here we are: regardless of how they play (and Splatoon plays very well anyway), they’re two of the most striking and identifiable titles in modern video games. Just look at this art released for ARMS and Splatoon 2 earlier today. Look at the character design on ARMS, drawing from pop culture tropes in a way that feels fun rather than forced. Look at Splatoon 2, managing to nail streetwear (and sneakers especially) better than any Grand Theft Auto or skating game ever could. Look at both of them and the way they incorporate clean, modern graphic design in their logos and signage. Advertisement I’m not saying this is READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Ahead of its release in June, Nintendo will host a Global Testpunch for ARMS to let players try out the game toe-to-toe with other opponents. …Read More The post ARMS Offers Online Free Trial to Switch Players in Global Testpunch; Starting Next Weekend by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.
With Nintendo’s motion controllers now into their second decade of life, I find myself… agnostic. I like Wii Sports and I think pointer aiming in Twilight Princess was awesome, but I don’t like gyro aiming in Splatoon and the less said about Star Fox Zero the better. So where does Arms fit in? Advertisement Due June 16 for Switch, Nintendo’s one-on-one cartoon brawler can be played either with Joy-Con motion controls or with standard controllers. But at a preview event held earlier this month, Nintendo only let everyone play with motion. I can’t tell you what I prefer without trying both, but I can say that motion doesn’t feel bad, so far. In fact, thinking back, what I liked about it was that it didn’t really feel like “motion control” at all. You hold the two halves of the Joy-Con upright and vertically, tilting them in tandem left, right, forward or back to move your character. It’s essentially like playing a twin-stick arcade game, like Virtua On or something, only the “joysticks” in this case are unmoored from any base. To punch, you don’t have to take a big ol’ swing with your arms or anything—just lightly and quickly flick…
Nintendo unveils three new characters for its Switch exclusive Arms: Kid Cobra, Twintelle and Byte & Barq. …Read More The post Nintendo Switch Exclusive ARMS Gets Three New Characters Kid Cobra, Twintelle and Byte & Barq by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
The latest Nintendo Direct is live and focusing in on the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive ARMS, along with some new footage of Splatoon 2. …Read More The post Watch the ARMS Nintendo Direct Right Here, Featuring Splatoon 2 by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.
The ARMS-focused Nintendo Direct begins in just under two hours, but Switch-centric news site “Switch Force” leaked a video with three new characters.The characters you see above, from left to right, are Kid Cobra, Twintelle, and Byte & Barq. Of note is the fact that Twintelle doesn’t actually appear to have any ARMS augmentations. Instead, it looks like she fights with her hair!This leak also confirms that ARMS will have 2v2 matches.Since the video was quickly removed, we’ll have to wait until the ARMS Direct at 6pm EST for further information.[via NeoGAF] READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!
I (Robin Ek, TGG) got some really excited news to share with all you Switch players out there. You see, Nintendo Sweden (Bergsala AB) just informed me that ARMS is to be live streamed on Wednesday =) Furthermore, a brand-new “Splatoon 2” trailer will be shown as well: “A brand new Nintendo Direct is broadcast live on Wednesday at midnight… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Nintendo is putting ARMS and Splatoon 2 front and center with a new Nintendo Direct. …Read More The post New Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow, Featuring ARMS And Splatoon 2 for Switch by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
It’s been a few weeks since the line-up for EVO 2017 was revealed and voting has finally come to an end for the last spot. If you may recall, the largest fighting game tournament in the world …Read More The post Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Gathers Most Donations to Claim Ninth Spot at EVO 2017 by Leif Conti-Groome appeared first on DualShockers.
Today, Nintendo released two new Japanese trailers for its upcoming Switch fighting game, Arms. The one trailer is a character introduction trailer, while the other showcases the different types of arms players can equip. …Read More The post Arms Gets Two New Trailers Introducing Five Characters and Their Weapons by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Nintendo Shows off the motion control and multiplayer of its new Nintendo Switch fighting game Arms. …Read More The post Arms on Nintendo Switch Shows its Motion Controls in 20 Minutes of Fighting Gameplay by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.