Take an insane cast of spring-armed fighters, add a dash of quirky Nintendo charm, wrap it neatly in a Switch package and you have yourself a winning game formula.
Hot on the heels of the success of zany paint-shooter Splatoon, ARMS is another example of turning genre on its head with bright colours, weird gameplay and a dash of creative madness.
Nintendo has taken their fun-focused approach to game design and built stretchy boxing mayhem that we can’t wait to play.
Revealed in January, the game has been building a following over the course of the year and now they can get their arms on it with its release last week.
Using the Switch’s Joy-Con motion controls to literally throw punches, players take each other on in frantic combat across a range of arenas and play modes.
ARMS game modes:
- Team Fight
The game is already receiving positive reviews, with the average score sitting around an 8 (out of ten).
Check out the E3 demonstration below and head over the ARMS homepage for individual character profiles and trailers.