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Version 4.0 update for Arms is now available and includes a new fighter named Misango

Nintendo has launched Version 4.0 of Arms, and also unveiled the game’s latest fighter, a South American mystic known as Misango:

Misango is a spiritual man devoted to his homeland and his fellow Misangans. You can find him practicing in his legendary Temple Grounds stage, a majestic place with much history. Misango is also different from other fighters because charging up with his mysterious entity grants him special effects such as protection from flinching and increased speed.

According to the game’s official website, Misango’s punching prowess is powered by a trio of poison-tipped Arms (Scorpio, Glusher, and Skully), but the update also makes them available to other characters through the Get Arms mode.

A new trailer featuring Misango has been embedded above.

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Nintendo has sold 2 million Switch consoles in US… Switch update adds game clip recording and save data transfer

Extra! Extra! The Nintendo Switch is a massive hit!

OK, that’s not exactly news. But Nintendo did announce sales figures for their latest console today, as well as unveiled a brand new system update.

You can read all about both stories after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo will add Lola Pop to Arms in the game’s next update

It looks like Nintendo is going to add another colorful combatant to Arms as part of the game’s next update.

Lola Pop is a clown who can inflate her body like a balloon, and this special ability provides her with improved defensive capabilities. She can also wield new types of Arms, including a nunchuk glove. The update, which will be available this Fall, will also include a new stage based on Lola Pop’s freewheeling personality. You can get your first glimpse at the fighter in Arms’s Gamescom 2017 trailer, which has been embedded above.

If you can’t wait that long, Nintendo also revealed plans to bring back the Global Testpunch, and all Switch owners will be able to play Arms’s online multiplayer this weekend. The Global Testpunch begins at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) on August 25, and goes through 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) on August 27.

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Splatoon 2 is swimming in green ink as the best-selling game from July 2017

The first year for Nintendo’s Switch continues to go swimmingly, and another exclusive release for the console has claimed the top spot in The NPD Group’s monthly tally of best-selling games.

Splatoon 2 was the top-selling game in July, beating out Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (#2) and a resurgent Grand Theft Auto V (#3). Three other Switch games managed to crack the Top 20, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#5), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#7), and Arms (#17).

According to GamesIndustry.biz, the Switch was also the best-selling console in July. Nintendo’s new device is so popular that it helped push monthly sales to $588 million, a 19% increase over July 2016.

The remainder of the Top 20 was made up of the usual suspects, including Tom Clancy games (Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege at #9 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands at #11) and three Call of Duty games (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered at #12, Call of Duty: Black Ops III at #13, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at #15).

The NPD’s complete “Top 20 Best-Selling Games” from July 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)

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Arms Review: Limber Up For Some Smackdowns

When the Wii first arrived, Nintendo teased motion controls that seemed like a natural fit for sport games. A whole new generation of gamers were entertained by Wii Sports after it arrived alongside the console, but what Nintendo actually achieved was closer to a waggle-fest. Two consoles later, the company has managed to deliver on those initial expectations with Arms, a bouncy and bright brawler that aims to be the next Splatoon.

But will Arms have “similar legs to the ink-splashing shooter (which already has a sequel available in stores)? Grab your boxing gloves and find out! (more…)

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After four months Nintendo has sold 4.7 million Switch consoles

Nintendo launched their Switch console a little over four months ago, and earlier today, the company revealed sales figures for the system’s second quarter of availability.

According to Nintendo, they sold 1.97 million Switch consoles between April 1 and June 30, bringing the worldwide install base for the console to 4.7 million. These new Switch owners are also buying a lot of games, and Nintendo reported sales of more than a million copies during the quarter for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (1.16 million), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (3.54 million), and Arms (1.18 million).

For comparison, Nintendo sold 13.56 miilion Wii U consoles over the life of the system. It’s very possible the Switch will surpass that total before the end of its first year.

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The 1-2 punch of Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 sit atop the best-selling games list for June 2017

Fighting game fans have proven, once again, that the genre is alive and well. According to the NPD Group’s recounting of the best-selling games in June, Tekken 7 (#1) and Injustice 2 (#2) took the top two spots. Nintendo’s bizarro take on the genre, Arms, also made a strong debut in the #5 spot.

Speaking of the Switch, Nintendo’s newest console continued to push the game industry to new heights in June, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#6) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#7) stayed in the top ten.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella said: “The Nintendo Switch has been the catalyst for year-to-date growth. Year-to-date, hardware spending has grown 19% versus 2016 to $1.4 billion.”

However, older titles also performed well in June, including Grand Theft Auto V (#3), Overwatch (#9), and Minecraft (#17). 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III (#12) even managed to outsell 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (#15).

A complete look at the Top 20 for June 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)

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Max Brass is coming to Arms on July 12… and here’s a new trailer

Max Brass will join Arms as a playable character on July 12, and Nintendo unveiled a new trailer for the game’s final boss this weekend.

Marvel at all the glittering gold that adorns Max’s arena, and watch as the character pounds away at opponent with his exploding grenade fists. Max also won’t flinch when his arms are charged up, and they’ll remain permanently charged if his health is below 20%.

In case you missed it, Nintendo offered up an earlier look at Max Brass during a Treehouse livestream at this year’s E3 Expo.

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