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Rumor: Internal codenames for new and old ARMS fighters found through datamining

Posted on August 6, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch

Splatoon 2 isn’t the only Nintendo game that has recently been datamined. Fans have also been pouring through the contents of ARMS, and have apparently found the internal codenames for twenty fighters – some that are already in the game, and some that aren’t.

Here’s the full list:

Belt (Max Brass)
DNA (Helix)
Hair (Twintelle)
Mee (Min Min)
Mummy (Mummy)
Ninja (Ninjara)
Police (Byte and Bark)
Ribbon (Ribbon Girl)
Snake (Kid Cobra)
Spring (Spring Man)
Worker (Mechanica)

While there are two entries for Twintelle here, the “Hair” codename seems to be the final, finished version of the character. We’re not entirely sure what the other one is – it could be a placeholder for another fighter or something else.

Also, there were also two other names apparently discovered, though they aren’t quite as significant:

BossHead (Hedlok)
RNA (Dummies)

We do know that ARMS will be receiving more fighters, but Nintendo hasn’t said when the additions will stop. The list above may give us some indication. At the very least, there should be at least a few more characters on the way.


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  • AquaBat

    Robo, Chain, Coil, and Scroll could all be old names. Until details get more substantial it’s hard to determine anything at this point.

    I like that the dummies are called RNA internally.

  • Logan Wayman

    Alright, let’s see what I can predict from these new names:

    – Chain: Maybe a sailor the size of Master Mummy with thicker chains for arms and an anchor as a signature glove.
    – Coil: A character with wires for arms and is an electrical engineer, possibly a cousin to Mechanica.
    – Plant: One of the obvious choices would be vines for arms, but I’m gonna say that a less likely option is flower stalks. Maybe this one could have a mechanic that heals her over time more than Master Mummy, but she cannot move while this happens.
    – Robo: Perhaps this one could be a robot more advanced than Byte and Barq with power cords for arms and has a transform mechanic that changes his size.
    – Scroll: If this is not a wandering monk with scrolls for arms, I will be disappointed. That would be so awesome!
    – Sumo: Okay, this one was difficult to figure out, but I think that this dude’s arms would be made of loincloth material and have a kind of sumo stomp mechanic that knocks down grounded opponents.
    – Surprise: Maybe this one is a ghost with ectoplasm for arms that has a sort of intangibility mechanic. This might not be he case since we already have an undead character (MM).
    – Sweet: This could be a young girl with marshmallow cream for arms that has a sort of ‘sugar-high’ mechanic that increases her speed when her health is at 50%. I’ve even thought of a potential name for her: The Speedy Sweetheart, Sugarrush.
    – Twintale: For me, I don’t think that this is an accidental second slot for Twintelle. I’m thinking that this could be a fairy-tale inspired character with ethereal energy for arms that has a sort of ‘enchant’ mechanic that changes the attribute of an opponent’s arms.

    So that’s my two cents. Kinda disappointed that there is no spider character with webs for arms, but I’m not gonna complain about it.

    • JasonBall

      I thought twintale was like a character that uses 2 tails as arms kinda like twintelle uses hair instead of arms? But then I typed this comment and realized tales are not tails.

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Could be a play on anything Tail related or Fairy Tales. I going with Tails though since Nintendo loves surprising outside expects.

        • JasonBall

          I can’t see Twintale having anything to do with tails as in long things that stick out of animals. They wouldn’t do spelling wrong like that.

          • Princess_Eevee9

            Eh it’s Nintendo, I’m expecting Twintale to be Twintelle’s twin brother and fight with Ribbons of anything that’s a play on Tales. Heh what if fought with words?

          • Gregory Weagle

            Using words as ARMS? Why not? Then when someone says “Them’s fighting words” it would be a literal statement.

          • Princess_Eevee9

            I want this so much now crud.

          • JasonBall

            Words? That extend and curve?

    • Princess_Eevee9

      While this is a good try, going at this in a logical way is not what this game’s about. I believe that these are just old codenamed like a user already mentioned above.

  • Vinicius

    Once I saw a OC clown with acordeons for arms, that is what I think Surprise is.

  • Aenea

    Rummaging through the ROM image of a videogame is NOT data mining.

    And no, it’s not hacking either!

  • FlyD

    no tentacle? 🙁

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