Nintendo has broken down the Versus, Local and Online Multiplayer modes in ARMS, showing the many ways that you can spend your time in the Nintendo Switch exclusive.
That has revealed that 10 Nintendo Switch consoles can be connected in the same lobby online in Party Match, meaning that 20 players can potentially take each other on in a tournament.
There are also more lighthearted modes such as V-Ball, Hoops, Skillshot and 1-on-100 to have fun with, between pummelling your opponents into submission.
- Fight – In this main multiplayer mode, two fighters battle against each other one-on-one to claim victory. During the fight, bombs and other healing items drop in, adding some strategic options to the proceedings.
- Team Fight – In this mode, two players are attached by strings and must team up to battle another team of two. Attacks can hit allies, so watch out for friendly punches!
- V-Ball – Similar to volleyball, V-Ball is a sport that involves knocking an explosive ball into the opponent’s court.
- Hoops – Grab opponents and shoot them into the net (or even dunk them for extra satisfaction) in this hard-core game of ARMS-style basketball.
- Skillshot – Break as many targets as possible using the versatile powers of ARMS.
- 1-on-100 – Defeat 100 enemies in a row, one at a time, in this progressive battle mode.
- ARMS Test & Training – In Test mode, players can try out randomised ARMS combinations, while Training lets them practise a number of varied drills.
Local and Online Multiplayer Modes
- Grand Prix – Win 10 straight matches in Grand Prix and players will face a final opponent to be crowned the ARMS champion. (This mode is played locally with one or two players.)
- Party Match – By connecting the Nintendo Switch console to the internet, players can battle with up to 3 other ARMS players at a time that are in the same lobby as them. One lobby can hold up to 10 consoles, and with up to two players per consoles, 20 players can potentially get together in the same lobby.
- Ranked Match – In this time-honoured coliseum, players compete online in 1-v-1 battles. By winning a match, a player’s rank goes up, while, conversely, losing will make that rank go down. While waiting to play a Ranked Match online, players can participate in any other mode to pass the time (and tighten up their skills).
- Local Wireless Mode – When playing in Local Wireless mode, up to eight players with eight separate consoles in the same room can gather in an in-game lobby and battle up to 3 other players at a time, like in Party Match.
ARMS will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on June 16th.