Japan’s ARMS Twitter account can’t be stopped — not that I’d want them too. The game’s looking more and more interesting with each passing day, and the updates from it are reminding me just a bit of the days of the Smash Bros. Dojo updates in Brawl’s pre-release. Today brought a look each at the three subjects it seems to be focusing on most: alternate colors, stages and arms themselves.


Today’s new color palette is for Min Min, the most recently revealed character. The ramen themed girl’s got kicks to complement her punches, and now she’s trading in her orange and green for white and red. I think it’s a good look for her, and pending other options may be my go-to choice for the noodle armed fighter.


To go along with the Ramen Bomber is the arm that was revealed alongside her: the Dragon. This fire-powered arm is unique in that it packs the most punch when it charges up first for a longer range laser. The delay is sure to help when it comes to mind games and trying to bait opponents — it already shows some strategic potential for the game.


For stages we get a another look at the previously revealed ARMS Lab stage. With wall-high book shelves and glowing helix patterns, it definitely gives an interesting vibe compared to stadiums and boxing rings. The dreary colors and broken, industrial feel might even be hinting at a darker side to the world of ARMS.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.