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Why the characters of Nintendo’s ARMS are designed to last

Mario, Pac-Man, Link, Megaman, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Ryu are all iconic characters. Not Ubisoft iconic, but designs that have actually withstood the test of time, and still remain in the gaming public’s collective consciousness all these years later. A large part of why these characters have become such familiar faces is their visual simplicity and brilliant use of color, which makes it easy to conjure up accurate mental images of them. For that reason, among others, you can go ahead and add the cast of Nintendo’s ARMS to that list. Continue reading Why the characters of Nintendo’s ARMS are designed to last

ARMS will be Nintendo’s next Splatoon-like success

With fantastic character designs and an atypical take on shooters, Splatoon set the Japanese market ablaze and sold almost 5M copies around the world. That may not sound like much compared to Call of Duty’s almost guaranteed 15M for every release, but Splatoon was a brand new, kid friendly shooter IP, exclusive to the dying Wii U. People originally thought it was going to flop harder than Wonderful 101, so 4.8M (at least ) is a huge accomplishment.

Now there’s ARMS, a fighting game that follows in the footsteps of Splatoon, bringing us stylish new characters and a fresh take on the fighting game genre. Continue reading ARMS will be Nintendo’s next Splatoon-like success