The Nintendo Switch library of games keeps growing and growing — the little hybrid handheld is making quite a name for itself as a polished port machine for independent games, and that's to say nothing of Nintendo's own first-party experiences. In the case of the latter, one of the bigger titles is Arms, the slinky-sleeved brawler that released back in June of last year. It's been a big hit on the competitive scene, especially in Japan, but it seems like its time in the limelight has otherwise closed, as Nintendo has stated that there are no plans in place to provide further content updates to the game.
This little nugget of information was revealed to Eurogamer, who prodded the company for details after a statement posted to Nintendo's Japanese help website seemed to indicate that no more free content would be coming to Arms. Kosuke Yabuki, director for Arms, chimed in with this information:
"After its launch on 16th June, we released several significant free content updates for ARMS," Yabuki said, "including five new characters, 12 new ARMS, five new stages, collectible badges, and new modes like Party Crash. More Party Crash events are on the way, and we'll continue to make balance adjustments and other small changes to improve the gaming experience, but we currently have no plans for bigger updates."
Of course, this isn't to say that Arms is dead — there will still be proper support, and the likes of Party Crash events and other similar tweaks should help keep the fun alive for those who are still getting the most out of Nintendo's stylish brawler. Yabuki also added that with the addition of Dr. Coyle to the Arms lineup, the full roster is now complete, and the Arms development team feels like the fighting title is now at its most finely-tuned point.
"Because of our commitment to ongoing updates since launch, we feel we've reached a point where the strengths and weaknesses of fighters are generally balanced, making for some really exciting battles," he said. "We will definitely continue to make balance adjustments, as well as run more Party Crash events. Everyone on the development team hopes that players over the world can enjoy ARMS for many years!"