Arms is getting a free DLC character next month, and spectator mode even sooner

By James O'Connor, Friday, 16 June 2017 07:16 GMT

The Switch’s new motion-controlled fighter Arms is getting a free new fighter soon after release.

Arms Switch Max Brass

The new fighter, Max Brass, was announced on Nintendo of America’s Twitter account. The screenshots included show him beefing up considerably mid-brawl.

We’ll have to wait and see what makes Max unique when he becomes available next month.

Meanwhile, Nintendo Versus – a new Nintendo-operated Twitter account, this one dedicated to competitive play – informed us of an upcoming spectator mode Arms will receive in a post-launch update. This means you’ll be able to check out matches, or watch along in-game if Arms takes off as an e-sport.

Nintendo hosted a tourney during E3, so it seems that they’re taking the game’s competitive prospects seriously.

Arms is out today for Nintendo Switch. Our own Alex Donaldson was pretty keen on it, as were other reviewers. Here are some tips if you want to dominate online.

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