ARMS

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 16/06/2017
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Free ARMS Sparring Demo!

A free demo of ARMS is now available! You can download it from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch, or via this page – just sign in and press the “Download demo” button to get started!


Can you punch your way to the top?

Get ready to put ‘em up and do battle with a colourful cast of characters in ARMS for Nintendo Switch! In this unique fighting game, use your fighter’s stretchy weaponised arms to punch, thump and knock-out opponents.

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Stretch your arms and grab victory!

Grab a Joy-Con in each hand and throw left and right punches at the opposition! Your fighter moves in line with your hands as you unleash a wide range of punches and other pugilistic moves. You can also jump, dash, block and grab – so stay cool and try to outmanoeuvre your opponents!

Get the basics down

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Find what fits!

The 15 colourful challengers that make up ARMS roster are brimming with personality, and they’ve got some tricks up their sleeve, too! For example, the buff Master Mummy recharges his health while guarding, whereas the silver screen queen Twintelle uses her actress aura to slow down incoming punches. And that’s not all!

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Customise your fighters by attaching fists known as ARMS to their mitts. There are over 40 ARMS to choose from, and each one has different properties such as size, weight and elemental attribute. You can even attach different ARMS to your right and left fists! Combine different fighters and ARMS to find a fighting style that suits you best!

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See all the ARMS on offer

Make your mark or fight for fun!

All ARMS fighters share one dream: to win the Grand Prix. Fight through 10 battles in a row and try to grab that belt in Grand Prix mode! If you feel you’re championship material, why not hop online and challenge other players from all over the world in Party Match and Ranked Match modes?

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There’s more to ARMS than simple one-on-one bouts of combat, though, as you can take part in a range of modes that’ll really test your might! Fight over a mask that gives you six ARMS in Hedlok Scramble, or push yourself to your limits and see how you get on against many opponents in a 1-on-100 battle!

Want to ditch the fighting altogether? Spike an explosive ball onto the opponent’s court in V-Ball, dunk your opponent and go for three-pointers aplenty in Hoops, or break as many targets as you can in Skillshot. There are all kinds of ways to enjoy ARMS!

Explore all modes

More multiplayer fun on Nintendo Switch!

What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, payable with Nintendo eShop funds usable through your Nintendo Account. The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

This content may be purchased by users who have registered a Nintendo Account and accepted the respective legal terms. To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, a Nintendo Network ID is also required and your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. To start the purchasing process, it is necessary to sign in with the Nintendo Account and the Nintendo Network ID. After signing in it will be possible to review the details and complete the purchase.

To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. You will be able to review the details and complete the purchase on the next screen.

The details of this offer apply to users who sign in using a Nintendo Account with the country setting corresponding to the country setting of this website. If the country setting of a Nintendo Account is different, the details of this offer may be adjusted (for example, the price will be displayed in the respective local currency).

After the purchase is completed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to the respective Nintendo Account, or respective Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

This product contains technological protection measures.

Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . The payment is taken directly upon purchase.

To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership service.

Broadband internet connection required. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries.

Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

How to play

Movement 101

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Choose your favourite control scheme and get punching!

Holding both Joy-Con controllers in a thumbs-up grip, jab your hands forward to punch and tilt the Joy-Con controllers to move. Twist the Joy-Con after a punch to curve your character's arm!

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Or you could try these control schemes:

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When playing in handheld mode or using the Joy-Con grip, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or a single Joy-Con horizontally, you can use the Left Stick to curve your punches, too!

Tips

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Use a combination of dashes and jumps to dodge your opponents' attacks with grace!

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Hold the dash button to charge, then let fly with a powerful charge punch!

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You can dash even while jumping. This'll help you stay in the air longer and change the timing of your landing.

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Want to let loose with a charge punch the moment you finish a jump? Keep holding the jump button while leaping to store up even more power!

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Are you ready for some three-player free-for-all matches? Use the directional buttons to change targets like a pro!

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When you get knocked down, you'll get up in the direction you tilt the Joy-Con controllers.

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Unleashing a rush will deflect any incoming punches in that instant! Don't forget to follow up with a flurry of your own punches!

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When selecting a fighter, you can change their colour scheme by pressing and holding down the Left Stick, then moving it up, down, left or right. Confirm your choice with the A Button and you're ready to go!

Crown your favourite fighter as ARMS Champion in the ARMS Party Crash Bash, a tournament to determine just who is the best of all! Each round lasts 72 hours, and you can take part in these online* events every two weeks to help the fighter of your choice advance! Who will become ARMS Champion?

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The next Party Crash Bash event starts at 10:00 BST on June 14th 2019 and ends at 10:00 BST on June 17th 2019.

Sign me up!

Ready to party? Check in-game, the ARMS UK Facebook page and the Nintendo UK VS Twitter page to get all the latest updates, including when the next Party Crash Bash is happening!


Party Crash

Every now and then, the ARMS Lab sponsors a special Party Match takeover called…Party Crash!

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What is Party Crash?

Party Crash is a time-limited online* event that lasts around 72 hours! When a Party Crash starts, players from all over the world can join in, enjoy some fights, win points and raise their Lab Level. When the party’s over, all players are rewarded with in-game currency and badges based on the level they reach. It’s win-win really!

Which fighters can take part?

As the sponsor of these events, the ARMS Lab chooses two featured fighters for each Party Crash and pits them against each other in a little competition of sorts.

By playing as either of the two featured fighters, you’ll earn yourself some extra points which will help raise your Lab Level. Don’t want to pick a side? No pressure! You’re free to use any fighter you want during Party Crash. After the event, the results of the Party Crash and each fighter’s point total will be announced!

How can I maximise my earnings/prizes?

As well as playing as featured fighters, there are Bonus ARMS that you can equip to increase the points you earn. Bonus ARMS change every 15 minutes during Party Crash, so make sure you keep mixing ‘em up!

There are also Bonus Periods that, from time to time, will add new twists on familiar match types in return for extra points. You may find that your ARMS are randomised each time you fight, or that your rush gauge is always full. There’s even a one hit KO mode – it's pretty intense!

*Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

Categories

Fighting

Multiplayer mode

Simultaneous

Players

1 - 4

Publisher

Nintendo

Age rating

  • 12
  • Violence

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

16/06/2017

Age rating

12

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian

Download size

3323.00 MB

Nintendo Switch Game Card

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

16/06/2017

Age rating

12

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Japanese