We once again learned that the ability to equip two types of customisable ARMS per fighter will be a key consideration, which ranges from standard gloved arms to curved weapons like boomerangs. Each will have a special attribute such as fire, ice or electricity that activates when players deliver a charge punch.
Players will earn in-game currency as they trade blows across the game, which can be used to play in the ARM Getter mode – presenting a chance to earn new ARMS for your fighters. While 1-v-1 matches have been shown so far, Nintendo revealed that 2-v-2 battles are also on the cards for even more chaotic mayhem.
The Nintendo Direct presentation then went on to showcase two characters: revealing the super-fast kung-fu fighter Min Min with her extendable ramen arms, and the energetic, determined Spring Man, who specialises in bouncing back from near-defeat.
ARMS will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on June 16th.