How to Watch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ARMS Fighter Reveal

by in Fighting Game News | Jun, 22nd 2020

The month of June has been a long one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans, as that was the announced month of the debut of the fighter from ARMS. This fighter has been long-awaited by fans since being announced earlier this year. Some have worried that the onset of the coronavirus might have slowed down development of this new fighter, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

The new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter will finally be revealed on June 22 in a 40-minute presentation breaking down the characters’ origins, their moveset, as well as some history on the ARMS franchise (if previous presentations are anything to go off of.)

The presentation will run at 11 a.m. EST and 8 a.m. PST on June 22 on Nintendo’s Twitch channel and on YouTube.

Who Could the ARMS DLC Fighter Be?

One of the most popular requests to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from arms is Twintelle, the “Silver Screen Queen.” This diva is well known for her boisterous and glamorous personality that would be right at home in Smash.

There are many other options for an ARMS fighter, including Spring Man, the arguable mascot of ARMS (already in Smash as an Assist trophy), among 13 other ARMS fighters.

Another possibility is Min Min, who has been one of the most popular requests for fighters from ARMS due to her unique playstyle. In ARMS, she has a parry mechanic where she can deflect attacks from midair with her kicks. There are not many fighters in Smash Ultimate who focus on kicks, much less deflecting attacks unless this is realized as some counter.

When Will the ARMS DLC Release?

Previous Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC have released on or around the date of their full breakdowns. Terry, Banjo Kazooie and Byleth all followed this pattern. Two out of the last three fighters have released the very next day, with only one releasing on the day of the breakdown.

Typically, the DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate unlocks around 6 p.m. PST to line up with the morning for Japanese audiences.

The first Fighters Pass added Joker from Persona 5, Hero from the Dragon Quest series, Banjo and Kazooie, Terry from Fatal Fury/The King of Fighters and Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses to Ultimate as paid content.

The Next DLC Won’t Be Announced During ARMS Smash Presentation

Nintendo also confirmed that this presentation would not include any future announcements of further characters in Fighters Pass Volume 2, of which there are five remaining. No franchises or hints have been given as to the nature of these characters, whether they are third party guest characters or Nintendo originals just yet.

There are several game franchises that Nintendo could pull from for these new fighters, including several from Capcom, such as Resident Evil and Devil May Cry. Other popular choices for third party characters include another Sonic the Hedgehog representative, Golden Sun, and others.


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