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That's right friends and fighters, Nintendo's newest IP is finally out. The Testpunches are punched and the games are in the mail. Mine arrived today and any moment I'll be diving into the full experience. With a launch that held mixed receptions, Nintendo has done a great job at building the hype around this title and the hype is planned for many months to come. With planned free DLC in the vein of Splatoon, they'll be supporting new characters, stages, and maybe even modes for the rest of the year. With a starting roster of 10 awesome characters, who takes your heart in particular? Ribbon Girl was tied in first for both of our Testpunch polls with Min Min sharing the spot for the first round and the curvaceous Twintelle sharing it in the second. Mechanica and Ninjara were not too far behind.
I plan to be dabbling in a little bit of single player to explore that a bit, but you'll all be seeing me online soon enough! Have fun out there! Wear your mouth piece!
Anyone doing the Party Crash event? It's pretty fun? I mean it doesn't change the game drastically but the way the rules change every few minutes and that it gives incentives to people to change their gear from one match to the next for experience bonus is pretty neat. Definitely has people experimenting with different arms. I'm just curious what the prizes will be at the end. Seems that reaching level 5 and 10 for the event gives you exclusive badges while 15, 20, 25 and 30 are still a mystery. I'm currently 16 so I'll try and hit 30 by Friday and see what the prizes are!
@VofEscaflowne Huh. Maybe it just got sent out earlier over here then. The badge is given to you for opening ARMS via the news channel, so maybe another article will work just as well, if it's got the button to start the game.
The Misango one just directs you to the eShop. I'll wait a bit, there's bound to be mention of it before Friday.
And you have the attitude of ploot for this game. Though I'm not sure how often you've played it but seems those that play it here and there jump in for a few minutes, get their asses kicked then never touch it again for a few months
Yeah, I've been bad at playing ARMS regularly, so I know I'm not going to do well, but it was even worse than I expected. And by "it" I mean me. With Splatoon I can still feel like I'm being of some kind of use when I come back after a hiatus, but here I'm just a punching bag. Good game, but I need to spend more time with it, and I'd rather spend that time with other games instead.
New fighter “Dr. Coyle” is now available. Play the Grand Prix at LV6 or higher as someone other than Dr. Coyle and see what happens… New ARM “Lokjaw” added. New ARM “Parabola” added. New ARM “Brrchuk” added. New stage [NAME REDACTED] added. For Grand Prix LV6 and lower, the computer will now get stronger as you get deeper into the Grand Prix. For Grand Prix LV7, the computer will start out strong right from the first match, as usual. You can now view stats from previous Party Crash events in “Stats.” Added new badges related to Dr. Coyle. Fixed issue in online play where the healing area created by HP Juice would sometimes shift position. Adjusted abilities of some fighters and ARMS as follows.
I think they're giving up on the updates way too soon. There's a decent amount of content in the game and everything, but I wonder for how long the online community will be active without new stages and characters to master. Maybe it's just my personal preference shining through, but ARMS doesn't seem like it can carry itself quite as well as, say, Splatoon based on core gameplay depth alone.