Arms 4.0 Update Gets Spiritual with Misango

Arms journey to the jungle to introduce a new fighter, new Arms, and a new stage.


Nintendo is heading into the deep jungle for the next Arms update. Say hello to the game's next fighter, the dreadlocked pugilist Misango.

In addition to some hair to die for, Misango comes with a special artifact that will occasionally grant him unique abilities by acting as a mask. The red spirit will offer flinch resistance, the blue spirit will up his mobility, and the yellow spirit will auto-block while his rush combo is active. What color Misango gets depends on timing.

Misango will come to the battlefield with his Scorpio, Glusher, and Skully Arms, each of which will have their own distinct traits. Most notably, they'll all inflict poison damage, which will stack over time. They'll also be added to the Get ARMS game mode, which will allow players to earn them for other fighters.

The Arms 4.0 update will also introduce the Temple Grounds stage, which sees players fight on a spiritual palace. Watch out for those columns, because they don't look too sturdy.

For more on Misango, visit the Nintendo Treehouse log and check out the video below. The Arms 4.0 update is available now.

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    November 15, 2017 6:15 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Arms 4.0 Update Gets Spiritual with Misango

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      November 15, 2017 6:35 PM

      Whoa looks like his special changes based on what ARM is selected? Also, that music is great!

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        November 15, 2017 6:55 PM

        Just updated, looks like they added the ARMS equivalent of Spatfests with Party Crash mode. From what I can tell, you get bonus points and badges for playing with a certain fighter and ARMS during a timeframe, and points are tallied up at the end.

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      November 15, 2017 6:52 PM

      Oh wow, the timing thing with his spirit buff is really cool

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        November 15, 2017 6:53 PM

        Also added a new damage type with a poison DOT that can stack. Seems like a fun hero

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      November 15, 2017 7:47 PM


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      November 15, 2017 8:21 PM

      I thought this said Arma4 and got super excited :(

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        November 16, 2017 3:55 AM

        lol me too.

        This is that waggle game

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      November 16, 2017 3:53 AM

      Is this or Pokken Tournament DX the better fighting game on Switch?

      Keep in mind I have no real connection to either franchise , so it’s purely based on which is a better fighting game .

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        November 16, 2017 5:33 AM

        Tough to say. I haven't played pokken but ARMS isn't a traditional fighter by any means. It almost plays more like a shooter.

        ARMS is great, but has a simple and quick singleplayer mode. I recommend it, but only if you plan on playing online.

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        November 16, 2017 7:09 AM

        I'm not a huge fan of ARMS but I really like Pokken Tournament. ARMS is very different from a traditional fighter whereas Pokken Tournament is much more like Tekken.

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