Watch Tonight's Arms-centric Nintendo Direct Right Here

Nintendo's livestream will showcase Arms, as well as debut a trailer for Splatoon 2.

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Nintendo will broadcast a Direct video presentation today at 3:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm ET. Arms, Nintendo's upcoming fighting game for Switch, will be the centerpiece in today's livestream, which promises a "deep dive" into the upcoming title.

The company will also debut a new trailer for Splatoon 2. Both Arms and Splatoon 2 are due to arrive this summer—Arms reaches out to consumers worldwide on June 16, while Splatoon 2 will paint the town red (and assuredly other colors as well) on one month and change later on July 21.

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Nintendo announced Arms, a brand-new IP, during its January reveal presentation for the then-unreleased Switch. Arms is a one-on-one fighter—a two-on-two mode is also available—where players duke it out using elasticized arms. There seems to be a fair amount of customization available: each arm boasts unique abilities, and arms can be mixed and matched to create unique combinations of abilities.

Meanwhile, Nintendo is prepping new characters and modes for Splatoon 2, including a Horde-style mode.

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    May 17, 2017 11:20 AM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Watch Tonight's Arms-centric Nintendo Direct Right Here

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      May 17, 2017 12:29 PM

      Oh right, that's tonight, wonder if we'll have any surprises. Hope there's a story mode, more characters, etc.

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      May 17, 2017 3:02 PM

      GET PSYCHED!

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      May 17, 2017 3:10 PM

      Basketball mode looks legit

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      May 17, 2017 3:20 PM

      Yes please

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      May 17, 2017 3:23 PM

      Splatoon 2 single player looks dope per usual. So excited for that. Hopefully it's a bit longer than the first.

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      May 17, 2017 3:23 PM

      Holy fucking shit that Splatoon 2 story teaser, oh my fucking god. What the fuck are they doing. Oh please I need it.

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      May 17, 2017 3:24 PM

      ARMS Global Test Punch Announced May 26-28, June 2-4.

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      May 17, 2017 3:24 PM

      Splatoon 2 single player trailer is incredible, holy shit. The first one was so great I kind of wished they'd port it over to Switch. This looks even better.

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        May 17, 2017 5:18 PM

        Link: https://youtu.be/869_lwZfyTo

        Can't wait to see how they outdo the final boss fight from the first game

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          May 17, 2017 5:22 PM

          hot damn that looks like a lot of fun. i can't wait! i'm glad i have some time before it comes out though, cause i wanna work through some more of my Steam library in the meantime.

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          May 17, 2017 6:55 PM

          That looks like a lot of fun.

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        May 17, 2017 6:33 PM

        yea, looks really neat to me!