Nintendo has announced it’s next brawler, “Arms,” and people have been sleeping on it. Just yesterday, Nintendo released more details about the game, and assured us that it’s going to be one to remember. Here are 5 reasons for why you should get excited about Arms.
3. Return of the Arena Brawler
Let’s face it, the last good brawler was the most recent Smash Bros, and it’s been out for 5 years now. Unlike the 2-dimensional fights in Smash Bros, Arms will bring the whole arena into play. If you’ve ever played Tekken, you might have realized how fun it can be to chase someone-or even be chased-around a circle, rather than just running at each other in straight lines. Unlike Tekken however, Arms looks to be more of a casual game.
Be honest with yourself, have you ever seen any game that looks like arms? Sure, it’s not the first arena brawler, but the extending and retractable arms makes for a fun gameplay mechanic that we’ve never seen before. You can already tell that this is going to be an entertaining multiplayer experience.
1. Nintendo’s Recent History
The last new series Nintendo published was Splatoon, way back in 2015. I don’t know if you’ve gotten the chance to play it, but if you haven’t yet, you’re missing out. A totally new take on the first person shooter, Splatoon takes cartoons with paint brushes and makes it feel like a fast-paced battle simulator. As good as Splatoon was in its own right, the reason it gets me excited about Arms is because of how polished it was. Right from launch, people hailed it as the best first person shooter in 5 years. It’s creativity gave it a huge fan base, which still grows today as th
e sequel release approaches. This should give you an idea to what Arms is going to be like. If they do it like Splatoon, we can assume a few things: 1. It will be quick, action-packed fun. 2. It will gather a large fan base. 3. It will have a lot of DLC.
Of course, these predictions about Arms are merely speculation based on Nintendo’s previous releases. Boom or bust, I am definitely excited to try out such a novel idea for a game.
Arms drops on June 16th this year.