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Springtron Enters The Ring In Latest Arms Update

by Keenan McCall on Nov 30, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Nintendo's wacky arm flailing fighter has a new mechanized version of Spring Man available thanks to the latest update.

In a Twitter post made by Nintendo, the company revealed Springtron, a mechanical version the game's original character, is freely available as part of Arms' 4.1 update. 

"He's the ultimate fighting machine, the titan of tech, the tester of mettle," the post reads. "The enigmatic and seemingly indomitable Springtron is now available with the new ARMS 4.1 update."

The post came with a preview image of the fighter, which can be viewed below.

The update will provide a slew of balancing fixes as well, from character speed to projectile punch curve and damage. A bug which causes Revolver and Retorcher projectile attacks to freeze in midair will also be fixed.

Released June 16 of this year on the Nintendo Switch, Arms has seen positive reception and support from the gaming community for its take on the arena fighting genre, pitting four players against each other with pojectile punching-based gameplay. Three other characters, Max Brass, Lola Pop, and Misango, have been added since launch.

[Source: Destructoid]


Our Take
It's always a pleasure to see a company provide free content with a game's update, and a new character added to one of 2017's most creative fighters is more than welcome.