New IP, New Fighter? Heck yes! ARMS character(s) for Smash discussion

Which character do think will be revealed in June?

  • Spring Man

    Votes: 40 14.8%
  • Ribbon Girl

    Votes: 10 3.7%
  • Ninjara

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Mechanica

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Master Mummy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Min Min

    Votes: 85 31.4%
  • Helix

    Votes: 6 2.2%
  • Kid Cobra

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Byte & Barq

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Twintelle

    Votes: 21 7.7%
  • Max Brass

    Votes: 15 5.5%
  • Lola Pop

    Votes: 7 2.6%
  • Spring Tron

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Misango

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dr. Coyle

    Votes: 18 6.6%
  • Biff

    Votes: 6 2.2%
  • Combination of 2 or more interchangeable characters

    Votes: 53 19.6%
  • Other (specify in thread)

    Votes: 2 0.7%

  • Total voters
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#1
With the Switch's big public showing we also got a look at a brand new IP. One part Punch Out, one part Wii Boxing and three parts Dhalsim.

Thanks to the March Mini Direct we now know one of these elastic fighters will be joining us in Smash but who will it be?

THE FIGHTERS
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SPRING MAN
He may share names with a Robot Master but this guy is the face of the game. Specifically, the one getting punched in Slo-Mo. He's already an Assist Trophy so could he be the first one to make the jump?

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RIBBON GIRL

The battling pop star is the secondary face of the game and the one doing the punching. Her unique power is a quadruple jump which could be intresting to see on character that's not a balloon or a mythical being.

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NINJARA
Respect the Chain Glasses

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MECHANICA
Nerf this!

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MASTER MUMMY
You'd think it would be a bad idea so show up to a fight in bandages

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MIN MIN
She's the champion of Party Crash so don't call her Noodle armed!

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TWINTELLE
Loreal, because she's worth it!

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BYTE AND BARQ
This dynamic duo fight as a pair with Byte leading and Barq being both a an AI assist and apart time springboard

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KID COBRA
May be the closest thing we get to Tony Hawk

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HELIX
Anyone else remember Flubber?

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MAX BRASS
The Commissioner and grand champion of ARMS, Max Brass is looking for a challenger to his throne.

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LOLA POP
She's got it all: style, grace, a funny face, strech out her ARMS just for you and inflate herself like a balloon. Could also handstand if she needs to.

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MISANGO
Legend of ARMS, Misango's Mask

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SPRING TRON
Strange isn't it!

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DR. COYLE
The Rad Scientist and head researcher of ARMS institute, Dr. Coyle serves as the story's antagonist, crashing the Grand final to demonstrate her power


Who will it be? Let's discuss!
 
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Definitely want an arms character.

I expected spring man to be the most likely.

But I also never saw Mechanica or Ninjara before today. Or named Ribbon girl.

I don't know which one I want, I'd need to play Arms and would want the one who feels most natural to my specific play style because that will make it more likely to transfer to smash.
 

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Spring Man is the main one, he's used in promotion and seems to be as much of a "protagonist" as the series is going to get. Those are the characters that get into Smash first, unless the series has a mascot used in promotion even more, which isn't the case this time.

So... if any, it'll be Spring Man. Which I'm fine with.
 

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Worth noting that Spring man was first in both the website and in the character introductions.

It gets more and more clear that Spring man is this games Ryu


The question is whether it's going to be a Chrom/Robin situation or not.
If Chrom could've provided as much novelty as Spring Man we wouldn't have got Robin. :p
 

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I'd be all about that.

Man I would love a punch out Switch. Spring Man could replace Donkey Kong as the secret fight.

...

So who would make a good secret fight in Arms?
Harry from Teleroboxer. But he's far too obscure.

Little Mac can work if they make an Arms-ified version of him to fit in with the other characters.
 

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Harry from Teleroboxer. But he's far too obscure.

Little Mac can work if they make an Arms-ified version of him to fit in with the other characters.
I want Harry now. You said it, you can't un say it.

I loved teleroboxer. It was the reason I wanted the 3ds to have a virtual boy virtual console.
 

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I want Harry now. You said it, you can't un say it.

I loved teleroboxer. It was the reason I wanted the 3ds to have a virtual boy virtual console.
If only the Virtual Boy's reputation wasn't so terrible. Then VC would have been possible for that platform.

Honestly, Little Mac makes the most sense as a secret fighter in Arms. The gameplay similarities between the two franchises (Arms and Punch Out) is so uncanny that it would be a waste to have a character that isn't known for boxing.
 

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If only the Virtual Boy's reputation wasn't so terrible. Then VC would have been possible for that platform.

Honestly, Little Mac makes the most sense as a secret fighter in Arms. The gameplay similarities between the two franchises (Arms and Punch Out) is so uncanny that it would be a waste to have a character that isn't known for boxing.
Now that I think about it... a new Punch-Out!! game should have Spring Man as a guest opponent. Harry the Teleroboxer, the Urban Champion, Captain Rainbow, and Captain Falcon should get in as guest opponents as well.
 
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Spring Man would, undoubtedly be the character they choose to represent ARMS. Disappointing to me, as I really do like how Mechanica looks (and plays). We don't have enough heavies in Smash, either.

It's just a bit too early for an ARMS character I think. Visions of the Splatoon support thread from 2014...
Mii costumes are pretty likely though
 

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Spring Man would, undoubtedly be the character they choose to represent ARMS. Disappointing to me, as I really do like how Mechanica looks (and plays). We don't have enough heavies in Smash, either.

It's just a bit too early for an ARMS character I think. Visions of the Splatoon support thread from 2014...
Mii costumes are pretty likely though
Depends, we don't know what Smash Switch will be. If it's WiiU with extra stuff then yes, if it's built from the ground up then heck no. We're still in uncharted waters here.
 

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Depends, we don't know what Smash Switch will be. If it's WiiU with extra stuff then yes, if it's built from the ground up then heck no. We're still in uncharted waters here.
Well that's the thing. I am pretty certain it's built off Smash Wii U. Even if it's not, I don't think it's so far out that they will have time to add an ARMS character unless they really really want to push it.

Which I kind of doubt, judging from how hard they're pushing it already.
 

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Bunch of French assholes commenting on the official Nintendo Facebook pages and complaining 'bout how this looks terrible and how Nintendo should've dropped a new Smash Bros. from the start instead. -_-

I'm pretty sure this is a great spiritual successor to Punch-Out! that would give plenty of fun to the old-school gamers in local multiplayer. One of the comments said "huh is Nintendo aware that they've got plenty of old franchises in their cardboax boxes??". Can't disagree there, but c'm'on, this looks like a very promising alternative to Little Mac's game series.
 

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Bunch of French ******** commenting on the official Nintendo Facebook pages and complaining 'bout how this looks terrible and how Nintendo should've dropped a new Smash Bros. from the start instead. -_-

I'm pretty sure this is a great spiritual successor to Punch-Out! that would give plenty of fun to the old-school gamers in local multiplayer. One of the comments said "huh is Nintendo aware that they've got plenty of old franchises in their cardboax boxes??". Can't disagree there, but c'm'on, this looks like a very promising alternative to Little Mac's game series.
Honestly, this game just got mixed reception because the concept is weird or it looks too cheap for a full price game in their opinions. We know there will be more modes and characters, but people just aren't patient.

It's got potential, and I'm looking forward to it. Smash will be on it's way and they'll be coming crawling back once it's officially confirmed.
 
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Now that I think about it... a new Punch-Out!! game should have Spring Man as a guest opponent. Harry the Teleroboxer, the Urban Champion, Captain Rainbow, and Captain Falcon should get in as guest opponents as well.
Captain Falcon would be ridiculous in Punch Out. An AI character who can both dodge and hit faster than the player but occasionally stops in place for literally seconds to charge a super punch while letting you hit him.
 

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Honestly, this game just got mixed reception because the concept is weird or it looks too cheap for a full price game in their opinions. We know there will be more modes and characters, but people just aren't patient.

It's got potential, and I'm looking forward to it. Smash will be on it's way and they'll be coming crawling back once it's officially confirmed.
I'm not thrilled with it being $50 or $60 when there's not much content in the game that we know of. I want to know if it's worth $50 or $60.

As far as I know, there's only 5 playable characters in this fighting game...
 
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I'm not thrilled with it being $50 or $60 when there's not much content in the game that we know of. I want to know if it's worth $50 or $60.

As far as I know, there's only 5 playable characters in this fighting game...
I'm expecting ten or twelve characters at best, the rest being unlockables.

Maybe up to twenty different arms to use than the ones we've seen. It's the fact that they are being so secretive when Spring had already begun. IMO Bomberman is far more overpriced as a Switch game.
 
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