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By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Apr, 2017 At 10:17 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has released a new trailer for ARMS. This trailer shows off the new character Helix ( DNA Man in Japan). Helix is a unique character who perfectly embodies the off beat nature of ARMS, and will no doubt be very popular. He has an interesting playstyle and looks fun.

Helix was created at ARMS Laboratories, Inc. He can shrink and stretch at will with his elastic body!

Check out the trailer below.

 

 

By Sebastian Marco On 27 Feb, 2017 At 12:59 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWe are less than a week till the Nintendo Switch is released upon the world. Last Friday I got the chance to get hands with the system and a handful of titles here in beautiful San Francisco along with some of the other local press.

One of the first games I tried and was excited about since seeing it released was ARMS. Upon first look, it seeming like a new Wii boxing with new paint, which is only just a small part of the game. I played it a handful of times during my time at the event and slowly became hooked on the fast paced tactical fighting game. I definitely wouldn’t be surprised if ARMS made a debut at EVO next year.

Next, I made my way over to Splatoon 2 area. Being one of the few current gen games that still uses a cel shaded atheistic ala Jet Set Radio I was very excited. While my Ambassador told me to pick one easier weapon types, like the squirt guns or goes to roller, I selected the sniper class and was rightfully defeated several times in a row. Licking my wounds I mosied onto the next game.


Finally, I had made it to the Zelda themed part of the Warehouse. This would of probably been one of the first ones I wanted to play, but had ticket timed group sessions. After finally making my way to a kiosk I started the game, seeingand hearing familiar faces and cues. The demo itself wasn’t entirely long(roughly about 30 minutes) but was more than but a taste the of wonders and adventure it offers.

Some other games I had a chance with at the event were Just Dance 2017, Sonic Mania, Mario Kart 8, Street Fighter Super HD and more. While I won’t be getting one at launch I can safely say the Switch will be delivering a great experience for anyone who gets one in the coming months.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2017 At 09:20 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThere were many games shown off during the Nintendo Switch reveal presentation, but one that stood out was Arms. The game has been compared to Wii sports boxing but is closer to Punch Out, much with its unique characters. Everyone who has played Arms has raved about the motion controls being amazing, but the game also can be played without motion controls, and like a standard game.

I have long felt Nintendo needed to make a new fighting game IP and given that this is Nintendo, they wont just make a typical fighter. Arms is a fighting game that has a truly unique nature to it, from the fighting to the characters, everything just feels fresh. Nintendo compared this to a boxing game with shooting elements and that made me think of something. This is a character based fighting game that will be an introduction to fighting games for many, and given that Nintendo is pursuing eSports, they might push Arms as an esports game of sorts.

That is all well and good, but this does draw parallels between another game. Blizzard’s Overwatch is a character driven multiplayer FPS game that has served as a gateway to the genre for many. Arms comes across as a fighting game parallel to that game, both in terms of how it plays to bring in people, and how the characters have been received. If Nintendo plays it right, the way Blizzard has, Arms could be one of the biggest new franchises in recent years.

You may laugh at this idea, but the fact is, Nintendo is applying what they learned from Splatoon to the fighting game genre but are taking it a step further. Every aspect of this game just oozes character and personality, and people want to know more about it. The fan art of characters like Ribbon Girl and Spring Man is growing by the day, and the other characters are also extremely well received. There are already calls for the game to have a representative in Smash, and while they started as a joke, they have become serious now. Arms has developed a major fan following in just a few days, and it will not be released for a few months. If the game has a good story to it, both good online and singe player, and continues to build on the awesome characters shown, there is no limit to what Arms can achieve. Splatoon was a breakout hit on the Wii U, but I believe Arms will far surpass anything else.

 

The above was the opinion of the writer and not necessarily that of Real Otaku Gamer or its staff.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2017 At 01:09 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarArms was one of the big surprises of the Nintendo Switch reveal. The unique fighting game from Nintendo charmed many with its quirky and offbeat nature, and seemed to ooze personality. Many considered it the successor to Punch Out or Wii Boxing, especially due to the motion controls in the latter.

However, the recent Nintendo treehouse live stream revealed something rather interesting. Arms will not require motion controls, and the game can be played with regular controls like other game. This has raised my own interest in the game considerably, as I was uneasy about the motion controls. Arms looks like a terrific addition to the Nintendo library and I hope it succeeds.

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