ARMS Update Coming Soon, Data-Mining Reveals Potential New Fighters

ARMS Update Coming Soon, Data-Mining Reveals Potential New Fighters

Pick up your ARMS, continue the fight.

While discourse for Nintendo's new fighting IP, ARMS, has quieted down in favor of Splatoon 2 hype, don't be fooled into thinking the game is no longer popular. There's a very dedicated ARMS fanbase out there, and it's hyped over news about an update coming very soon.

The announcement for the incoming update was made late last week on ARMS' official (Japanese) Twitter account. has since translated the Tweet. Here's what's up:

"Breaking news! Information from the ARMS Corporation Top Level has been delivered: [A balance adjustment update is planned for implementation in the middle of next week]. Other than that, are there any other happy additions, or not? Please wait for a follow up report!"

Can anyone dethrone Twintelle as the fan-favorite? Ha ha ha, not in a million years.

So balance-tweaking is confirmed for the update, but what are these "happy additions" Biff speaks of? Reddit's ARMS community has been doing a little data-mining, and it may have discovered several new fighters ready to roll out. At the very least, several new names have popped up in the code. These include "Sumo," "Chain," "Robo," and a few others.

The update may include a hefty story revelation, too. Could it involve the mysterious "Doctor C" who's referenced in the shadowy pages of ARMS' lab journals? JTYaku thinks so.

We'll have more info on the update as it occurs.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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