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Eurogamer recently had the chance to interview Kosuke Yabuki, the producer of ARMS. He answered questions on a variety of topics, from ARMS to Mario Kart and more. Make sure to check out the full interview here; we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting tidbits below:

Early data for ARMS indicates that the Switch fighter is off to a solid start thus far. In the latest NPD report, we learned that it was the fifth best-selling game in the United States for the month of June. Additional data is in as well.

GamesBeat heard from Nintendo that ARMS sold 256,000 copies between physical and digital sales. As a new IP on a relatively small install base, that isn’t too shabby.

Nintendo also said that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 180,000 copies in June. Zelda: Breath of the Wild tacked on another 145,000 units.


While My Nintendo in North America received four new Hey! Pikmin wallpapers, Europe got some new wallpapers as well.

Europe’s selection has been updated today with 4 new ARMS wallpaper featuring Byte & Barq, Twintelle, Min Min, and Master Mummy. Each one will cost 50 Platinum Points to redeem.

You can obtain any of the new ARMS wallpaper here that will last until January 1st.

Nintendo sent out a new piece of ARMS art on its Japanese Twitter account today. The special image features Max Brass – the first time he’s in one of these drawings – as well as Master Mummy. Check it out above.


EVO is heading to Japan for the first time next year. At the event, we know that two Nintendo games will be represented.

ARMS and Super Smash Bros. Wii U will both be featured. However, Smash Bros. Melee will not be included.

EVO Japan 2018 will take place between January 26 and January 28. View a video promoting the tournament below.

The big update for ARMS is here, and it brings a ton of content along with it. Get a look at Max Brass, Hedlock Scramble, and more below.

ARMS has received a new update, and it’s a big update. All players should now be able to download version 2.0.0.

As previously mentioned, Max Brass is added in as a new playable character. This includes his ARMS and a new stage as well. Other new features include the Hedlok Scramble mode, Stats, Events, balance updates, fixes, and more.

The full list of patch notes (they’re quite lengthy) are posted below.

This week’s ARMS update is going to be pretty extensive. In addition to adding Max Brass, his ARMS, and a new stage, a new versus mode is also incoming.

Producer Kosuke Yabuki spoke about the new mode with Eurogamer:

“I can talk about it a little bit now – Max Brass is the main part of tomorrow’s update, but there is a new versus mode where in a fight between two or three players there’s a Hedlok mask players battle over, and when you get the mask your own character can turn into Hedlok. If one player turns into Hedlok it’ll be up to the other players to take him down. The Hedlok mode won’t just be available in one v one versus modes – it’ll be available online and in every multiplayer mode.”

French website Jeuxvideo was recently able to speak with ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki. Plenty of topics were brought up, including the original prototype and how the team approached development, the most popular characters / modes, update plans (including an interesting tease coming with Max Brass’ patch), interest in a sequel, and more.

We’ve rounded up some of the more notable excerpts below. Note that the responses were automatically translated with Google, so some of the comments are a bit rough in spots. However, it’s mostly understandable on the whole.

ARMS was one of a few games Nintendo featured at Japan Expo last week. On Twitter, Nintendo sent out a special drawing done by art director Masaaki Ishikawa. Check it out above.


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