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Arms release date confirmed for June

Joy-Con battery charging peripheral launches same day.

Switch-exclusive cartoonish boxing game Arms is slated for release on 16th June.

Nintendo made the announcement during a Nintendo Direct tonight where it showed off some of the intricacies of the game's combat system. As it turns out Arms may also have legs.

Cover image for YouTube videoARMS – Nintendo Direct 4.12.2017

It has kicks, anyway. Nintendo revealed a new character named Min Min, who attacks with her feet as well as her fists. Her main methods of striking are still her hands though, and she can select a unique prosthetic that transforms her arm into a dragon.

More importantly it will have a four-player mode where folks can duke it out two-vs-two.

To commemorate Arms' release, Nintendo is launching a new neon yellow Joy-Con controller, along with an attachment that extends the remote's battery life, on 16th June. Something tells me Arms may deplete the Joy-Cons fast.