‘Arms’ is the successor to ‘Punch Out’ the Nintendo Switch needs

The original Punch Out may be heralded as a classic 8-bit NES game, but it’s one I didn’t play until I was in college. I’d heard it mentioned as I grew up but always dismissed it out of hand. Sports games, particularly those with celebrity endorsements, meant nothing to me as a child. When I eventually picked up a battered …

Nintendo’s ‘Arms’ has all the depth the ‘Wii Sports’ games lacked

For many, the Switch represents the Nintendo’s return to form. It’s the console that sheds both the name and the gimmicky motion controls that defined the Wii era of gaming. With traditional games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe leading the way, motion controls seem to be all but a thing of …

Meet the first fighters of Nintendo’s newest franchise, ‘Arms’

The Switch blew us away when it launched earlier this month, but our enthusiasm for the console’s possibilities has been tempered by its seriously limited game library. Lucky for you fighting game fans, brand-new 3D brawler Arms is coming to the console this spring. Nintendo dropped a pair of videos teasing a few characters and mechanics from the upcoming title, …

‘Arms’ brings shooter-esque boxing to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo isn’t wasting any time with original games for its new Switch console. During its launch livestream tonight, the company announced Arms, a new boxing game that also shares a lot with shooters. It relies on motion controls to attack enemies from a distance. In practice, it looks like you’re punching with a bit of a delay, thanks to your …