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ARMS has been announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, a game that will thrust players into a unique multiplayer fighting sport that challenges them to trade blows using extendable arms.

Nintendo positions it as a mix between boxing and shooting games, with players given the chance to customise their character with the variety of arms at their disposal. Players will hold one Joy-Con controller in each hand to then throw left and right punches at their opponent.

Players can dodge blows by jumping and dashing, while they can bend their punches by twisting their hands as they swing. Nintendo believes that as players learn the game and improve their skills, they will have the chance to “discover a deeper level of advanced tactics.”

You can choose to compete against the computer, against a friend in split-screen using a second set of Joy-Con controllers, against worldwide rivals online, or with two Nintendo Switch systems over a local wireless connection.

ARMS will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch in Spring 2017.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.