ARMS Nintendo Direct: Liveblog

Because hey, you want to know my reactions on the Direct, right?

Yeah, I guess so. Here’s the video:

My reactions will be in the attached liveblog.

Liveblog

10:24pm 17th May 2017

And that seems to end the Direct. Again, mostly about ARMS, but it's nice to have a single player mode with bosses confirmed for Splatoon 2 as well.

10:22pm 17th May 2017

Seems like this is the new single player adventure mode.

10:22pm 17th May 2017

Some mode involving Marie from the Squid Sisters now.

10:21pm 17th May 2017

Back to the 'Squid Research Lab'. Okay then.

10:20pm 17th May 2017

General trailer now. Looks good I guess. Onto Splatoon 2 Nintendo!

10:19pm 17th May 2017

ARMS Global Testfire? Yep, it's just like Splatoon!

10:19pm 17th May 2017

free updates with new fighters, ARMS and stages in future. Like Splatoon!

10:18pm 17th May 2017

Local multiplayer exists too. Not surprising, I played it at that Nintendo Switch event.

10:18pm 17th May 2017

Ranked match now. 1 on 1 battles with your rank going up or down based on if you win or lose.

10:17pm 17th May 2017

Online play exists here, with twenty players in a lobby. Neat.

10:17pm 17th May 2017

Who's the mystery man in that single player mode? Dunno.

10:17pm 17th May 2017

Seems like these are the only ten characters in the game. Neat I guess, the thousands of combos sound good.

10:15pm 17th May 2017

She uses her hair as a weapon? Like that villain from The Powerpuff Girls?

10:15pm 17th May 2017

Twintelle now. She's a movie star apparently.

10:15pm 17th May 2017

A policeman and police dog robot? Very neat concept for a character.

10:14pm 17th May 2017

Byte and Barq now. They're a tag team.

10:12pm 17th May 2017

More characters now.

10:11pm 17th May 2017

You get extra ARMS with in game money. Duplicate ones have higher attack power, and you get them through a mini game.

10:10pm 17th May 2017

1 on 100? Yep, it's Multi Man Smash, ARMS edition!

10:10pm 17th May 2017

Target test? Okay, sounds good.

10:10pm 17th May 2017

And Basketball with your opponent as the ball? I get Wario Land II flashbacks...

10:09pm 17th May 2017

There's a volleyball mode too? Okay...

10:09pm 17th May 2017

Allies tied by strings? Friendly fire enabled? Oh boy...

10:09pm 17th May 2017

Fight mode? Well, it's pretty much exactly what it says.

10:08pm 17th May 2017

He's apparently a skateboarder, and moves around on a spinning top type vehicle.

10:08pm 17th May 2017

Kid Cobra now! Yep, the leak was real.

10:07pm 17th May 2017

Master Mummy takes little knockback and restores health when guarding. Neat.

10:06pm 17th May 2017

Ninjara next. Competing as his senior project? Really subtle ninja there!

10:06pm 17th May 2017

Homing ARMS from Mechanica? Seems possibly broken.

10:05pm 17th May 2017

Yay, Spring Man first. Neat powers, but get on with it. We've seen enough of this guy.

10:04pm 17th May 2017

Characters now!

10:03pm 17th May 2017

Seven different attributes too. These are basically elemental powers in game. Like Pokemon or something.

10:03pm 17th May 2017

Heavier punches can block lighter ones. Neat.

10:03pm 17th May 2017

Weight and attributes are apparently important here. More powerful ARMS are slower, multiple hit ones are less powerful.

10:02pm 17th May 2017

ARMS 101? Okay then.

10:02pm 17th May 2017

Well, we're off! Seems this ARMS concept has an in universe history!

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