A statement from the boss says a lot about a project, and Nintendo’s Kosuke Yabuki, director of ARMS, confirmed today, in a statement to Eurogamer, that no more updates are on the way. For him, the work has been accomplished, saying that, “After its launch on June 16th, we released several significant free content updates for ARMS, including five new characters, 12 new ARMS, five new stages, collectible badges, and new modes like Party Crash…but we currently have no plans for bigger updates.”
The Nintendo Switch-exclusive fighter has grown a lot since its initial release, so it does make sense that the end would be now, being a full six-months after release. ARMS has been a dark horse hit, having a very good overall rating from news outlets, with us here especially loving that it “provides hours of relentless fun and entertainment without ever feeling old.” The development team does still plan to make adjustments to any balance issues as they’re needed.
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