ARMS (universe)

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ARMS (universe)
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Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Genre(s) Fighting
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Switch
First installment ARMS (2017)
Latest installment ARMS (2017)
Article on ARMS Institute ARMS (universe)

The ARMS universe (アームズ, ARMS) refers to the Super Smash Bros. collection of characters, stages, and properties that hail from the 3D fighting game developed by Nintendo EPD. Set in a world where some individuals mysteriously gain extendable limbs known as ARMS, the game revolves around the titular sport in which fighters who have this ability compete using glove-like weapons, also known as ARMS. Although not required to play, ARMS is designed around a unique motion control system called the Thumbs-Up Grip, with which players can move, guard, punch, and grab by tilting and thrusting two Joy-Con controllers facing inwards with both hands, leaving only the L and R buttons to dash, jump, and activate the Rush ability.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Assist Trophy[edit]

Mii Costumes[edit]

Costumes[edit]

Hats[edit]

Spirits[edit]

The following characters from the series are spirits.

No. Image Name Type Class Ability
1,287
Spring man.png
Spring Man
Neutral
★★★
(Ace)
Fist Attack ↑
1,288
Ribbon Girl Spirit.png
Ribbon Girl
Grab
★★
(Advanced)
Fist Attack ↑
1,289
Min min.png
Min Min
Attack
★★★
(Ace)
No Effect
1,290
Twintelle.png
Twintelle
Support
★★
(Advanced)
Air Defense ↑
1,291
Ninjara.png
Ninjara
Support
★★
(Advanced)
Move Speed ↑

Trivia[edit]

  • ARMS is the newest major universe (represented by a character, stage, item, or Assist Trophy) to be represented in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at launch, with an initial debut of June 2017.
  • Sakurai considered adding characters from ARMS, but according to him, no character could be added in the base game due to the character planning ending before ARMS’s announcement, much like Xenoblade Chronicles 2.