ARMS’ commentator Biff (or Cobutter in Japanese) has been eagerly sharing information for ARMS on the Japanese Twitter account. Not only are we getting new snippets of gameplay, but more artwork and a countdown of the days until the Global Testpunch demo goes live have also been shared.

Without further ado, here’s a roundup of today’s tweets!

Slice of life ARMS art

From rough translations, we knew that Mechanica is a fan of ARMS fighters — specifically Ribbon Girl. Perhaps she thinks of her as a big sister, or an idol? We haven’t received all the details quite yet, but we do know she’s amazed by Ribbon Girl’s generosity towards the one and only Biff.

 

 
While we’ve already been given insight that Min Min is Biff’s favorite fighter, it’s ARMS’ pop princess (in music and punches), Ribbon Girl, who we see signing Biff’s shirt — quite happily, too. He might not have to admit that Ribbon girl is his number one favorite, but given his tears of joy, it looks like she might be in his top three.

Two Vs. One Battles

Briefly mentioned last week, we now have a small clip of Min Min paired with Twintelle up against Ribbon Girl. If you’re leaning towards believing that this mode is unfair, you may want to think again. Teammates will be tethered here, and if you’re not careful, you and your partner can be KO’d with a well-timed rush attack.

 

 

Spotlight: Mechanica

Two GIFs of Mechanica show off her suit in action. She can fly; albeit, for a very short amount of time (an estimate of two seconds by the description), so you’ll have to plan your jumps carefully. Despite that, our genius girl wonder made her suit super strong, giving her the ability to take on a plethora of punches. (Speaking from experience, she can take down Master Mummy with ease!)

 

 

 

Controller options and layout

It was teased that ARMS wouldn’t be a motion controls-only game, and we finally have a detailed list of the controller options and the button mapping. Are you ready to grab a pair of Joy-Cons, or are you planning to duke it out with a Pro Controller?

Joy-Cons (separated)
L – Dash
Up Directional Button – Change Target
ZR – Rush
R – Jump
Tilt outward Movement – Move
Tilt inward Movement – Guard
“One hand forward” Movement – Punch
“Two hands forward” Movement – Grab

Joy-Cons (grip and docked on Switch)
R – Rush
Right Stick – Move
Right Stick (pressed down/clicked) – Guard
Up Directional Button – Change Target
X – Jump
Y – Dash
A – Right Punch
B – Left Punch
A + B – Grab

Joy-Con (single and held horizontal/sideways)
SR – Rush
Stick – Move
Stick (pressed down/clicked) – Guard
ZL – Change Target
“Up” Button – Jump
“Left” Button – Dash
“Right” Button – Right Punch
“Down” Button – Left Punch
“Right + Down” Buttons – Grab

Pro Controller
R – Rush
Right Stick – Move
Right Stick (pressed down/clicked) – Guard
Up on Directional Pad – Change Target
X – Jump
Y – Dash
A – Right Punch
B – Left Punch
A + B – Grab

 

 

Helix Party

We’re a few days away from North American fans finally having the opportunity to put their ARMS on, which gives plenty reason for Japan to provide us with a hilarious countdown: We get to watch four Helixes jumping up and down in anticipation.

 

 
From this clip it looks like color alts will also have the same applied to their selected ARMS. Purple Blorbs, anyone?

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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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