'ARMS' Producer Intends To Turn Game Into A Franchise For Nintendo

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 07, 2017 07:36 AM EDT
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When the Nintendo Switch launched, gamers picked up the new console to experience some new games from Nintendo's established franchise.
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When the Nintendo Switch launched, gamers picked up the new console to experience some new games from Nintendo's established franchise. However, other players have decided to purchase the new game system for the new IPs that are showcased for the new platform. One of the anticipated games heading to the Switch is the stretchy fighting game "ARMS". The game's producer Kosuke Yobuki expressed his desire to one day turn the game into a franchise of its own.

Just like Nintendo's "Super Mario" and "Zelda", Yobuki shares his vision to turn "ARMS" into a decade-long franchise like other Nintendo IPs. The producer said, "It would be a dream for this to become a franchise spanning decades." He also notes that the challenge is "right now, only a small number of people around the world know about 'ARMS'." According to Game Rant, the producer wants people to play and have fun with the new game.

Kosuke Yobuki claims that "ARMS" delivers "a brand new playstyle, brand new characters, and brand new strategic gameplay." The game is reportedly considered by players as one of the more novelty titles for the Nintendo Switch. The new game also faces competition from major fighting game franchises like "Tekken 7" and "Injustice 2" when it comes out. These games already have an established fan base and very popular among the fighting game community.

"ARMS" has the advantage of featuring a unique control scheme which relies on motion controls and button presses. The game is also considered by players as a first-party title from Nintendo, which should help with its sales given the company's legacy of publishing great games. Other first-party franchise releases like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" have already proven their fantastic sales numbers.

A new report from Nintendo Wire has also confirmed that each fighter in "ARMS" will have four color palettes to choose from. Gamers can mix and match different weapons to suit their play style and dominate their opponents. The game is scheduled to launch on June 16, 2017, for the Nintendo Switch. It remains to be seen if the fighting game establishes itself as a franchise for Nintendo.

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