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  • Get ready for the ARMS Global Testpunch this weekend!


    24/08/2017

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    Ready to punch your way to the top? The ARMS Global Testpunch returns on Nintendo Switch this weekend for some fun-filled days of fist-flinging fun…for free*!

    During the Testpunch, you’ll battle it out against other players online** and trade blows using extendable weaponised arms. A selection of fighters including Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Twintelle and more will be available for you to try out. You won’t just be fighting either – you’ll be able to go a few rounds in Hoops and Skillshot too!

    Everything kicks – er…punches? – off this on Friday August 25th at 16:00 UK time, and you’ll be able to play as much ARMS as you want until the Testpunch ends at 21:00 UK time on August 27th. That’s a lot of ARMS!

    You can get ready right now, so you can get scrapping straight away when the time comes. All you need to be able to take part is a Nintendo Switch, an internet connection, a Nintendo Account and the free* ARMS Global Testpunch software from Nintendo eShop.

    Need to create a Nintendo Account? We’ve got you covered. Simply head on over to the Create a Nintendo Account page and follow the instructions. Once you have that you can download the software from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch or via the ARMS gamepage***.

    Fought in a previous ARMS Global Testpunch? You can redownload the software by visiting the Account Information page in Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch.

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    Here are a few good reads to help you get warmed up before the fists start to fly!

    Get fighting fit with our ARMS 101.

    Check out a selection of ARMS that we recommend for newcomers.

    Or if you think you’re up for it…here are some ARMS we recommend for expert players!

    See you there, fighting fans! Check out the ARMS website for more info about the game, and keep an eye on our ARMS UK Facebook page and Twitter account for further updates.

    ARMS is available in shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch now. The neon yellow Joy-Con Pair, neon yellow Joy-Con Straps and Joy-Con AA Battery Pack Pair accessories are also available.

    *Broadband internet connection required. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

    **Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting 2018, some online services will also require a paid subscription. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location.Find out more about the paid online subscription service.

    ***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.