The Nintendo Switch lineup is getting a bit more violent very soon. Today the company announced that Arms, a motion-controlled fighting game for Switch, will be releasing on June 16th. It was previously pegged for a spring launch.
Arms is part of a small-but-growing list of original Nintendo properties debuting on Switch. It plays sort of like a deeper, more intense version of Wii Sports boxing, utilizing the Switch’s motion controls to simulate your fists. But unlike the Mii-focused Wii boxing, Arms has a heavy focus on characters, with a look that feels like a more playful take on Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter Overwatch. The cast includes everything from a young boy in a bright yellow robot suit to a girl with ribbons for arms. Today Nintendo unveiled a new character with noodle arms.
Arms joins a handful of first-party Switch games from Nintendo in 2017, which includes the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Snipperclips, and upcoming titles like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.