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ARMS update 5.4.1

Nintendo has started distribution of a small update for another Switch game, and we can now mention that ARMS players can download version 5.4.1.

The official patch notes mimic what we saw today with Splatoon 2, Super Mario Maker 2, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (see here, here, and here respectively). Once again, Nintendo simply states that “several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.” Although we don’t have any other information, all of the games that were updated tonight were likely done so for the same reason.

Dark Horse announced a partnership with Nintendo a few years ago to produce a graphic novel series for ARMS. An introductory version was then released as part of Free Comic Book Day 2018. Dark Horse said last year that the series was still happening, but there hasn’t been any news since. 

As many fans have speculated, it does indeed appear that the ARMS graphic novel series has been cancelled. The news comes from writer Ian Flynn, who was responsible for the preview that was made available for Free Comic Book Day. Flynn’s website specifically states that the original plans were scrapped.

Dark Horse hasn’t shared an official statement, but we have no reason to think that the ARMS graphic novel series is moving forward at this time. You can at least check out the introductory version from Free Comic Book Day, which is located here.

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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, pigs are flying because New Pokemon Snap got announced. That’s not all the Pokemon Presents video graced us with—brushing our teeth is finally solved with Pokemon Smile. In other news, Kingdom Hearts continues to be an embarrassing nightmare with Memory of Melody. And finally, Oni Dino and Galen lay down some EA games predictions and ARMS character predictions for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighter Pass volume 2. In our game analysis segment, we cover a great and overlooked indie game called Bloodroots, and some extra tidbits on Xenoblade, One Step From Eden, and even Fitness Boxing.

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Nintendo is giving ARMS a bit of new exposure between its new character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and recent free Switch Online trial. On top of that, the Party Crash events have returned as well.

This week gave us the “Battle for Stardom” theme in which Spring Man and Ribbon Girl went head to head. It was a close match, but ultimately Spring Man took home the win with 52 percent.

We should be seeing additional ARMS Party Crash events soon.



Nintendo is bringing back its ARMS Party Crash event, which is being held to help determine who is the game’s top star.

Starting April 2 at 11 PM PT / April 3 at 2 AM ET, Spring Man and Ribbon Girl will duke it out and only one will move on. The name of this particular battle is dubbed “Battle for Stardom”.

You’ll be able to participate in the ARMS Party Crash until April 4 at 11 PM PT / April 5 at 2 AM ET.

Hello my mini listeners! This week on the Nintendo Everything Podcast, we celebrate a drop of water in a desert with the Nintendo Direct Mini! Xenoblade, Bravely Default II demo, ARMS in Smash, Good Job!—there were a lot of highlights. And just before then, we’ve got more on why Animal Crossing is the perfect answer to social distancing. If you were ever curious what the first week of New Horizons is like, Mary’s got you covered. Galen also shares the tragic backstory he’s role-playing his Animal Crossing villager with. And the gang discusses a double dose of horror-action with the Resident Evil 3 demo and The Evil Within 2.

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Back in October 2017, it was announced that Dark Horse had teamed up with Nintendo to produce new graphic novels based on the Switch game ARMS. The only update we’ve had since then was in May 2018 when it was stated that the first release was pushed back to January 2019. It’s been radio silence since then. Because of that, many feared that the project was cancelled entirely.

Despite the lack of news, Dark Horse says that the ARMS graphic novels are still planned. The company just shared that little tidbit at Toy Fair 2020. Beyond that though, there’s no word on when we’ll finally see the first comic.



It’s a well-known fact that Bandai Namco co-developed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, it turns out that they also assisted development of several other recent Nintendo games, including Mario Kart Tour, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS. Here’s the breakdown for the work they did on each title, straight from their recently updated products page:

Mario Kart Tour

For the smartphone game “Mario Kart Tour”, released by Nintendo on September 25th, 2019, we partially implemented in-games and 3D visual assets for courses, characters and machines. We also produced approximately half of bonus challenges.


For Nintendo Switch game “ARMS”, released in July 16, 2017, we produced approximately half of visual assets for stages, fighters and arms.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

For Nintendo Switch game “MARIO KART 8 DELUXE”, released in April 28, 2017, we produced approximately half of visual assets for courses, characters and machine parts.

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ARMS just wrapped up its Party Crash Bash tournament, which took place over several months and saw Min Min take home the win. The game also went through its second anniversary a couple of weeks ago. To celebrate, the development team has created special art, which we have above.



After several months of battles, the ARMS Party Crash Bash tournament has finally come to an end. This past weekend, Min Min and Ninjara battled it out under the theme “Martial Arts Mash-Up”. Min Min ultimately secured the final win with 53%.

The ARMS Party Crash Bash started all the way back last November. By hosting the tournament, Nintendo’s overall goal was to crown the fans’ favorite character.



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