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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next fighter comes from Arms

Fighting game gets a free 11-day trial for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, too

screen capture showing fighters from Arms, one of whom will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in June 2020. Image: Polygon via Nintendo of America
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Arms, the 2017 fighting game for Nintendo Switch, loans one of its combatants to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass Vol. 2 lineup. The fighter will be available sometime in June, Nintendo said today.

It wasn’t clear, from this morning’s flash Nintendo Direct Mini, exactly which fighter (or fighters) will be part of the game. The promo showed a lineup of 15 different fighters and told fans to stay tuned for a June announcement.

In the meantime, Arms is free to all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers for the next two weeks. Nintendo said the full game is available to download and play. The trial starts at 9 a.m. PDT today and goes until 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 6.

The first Fighters Pass delivered five packs of downloadable content from December 2018 to February, and cost $24.99. The second volume was announced back in January, when Nintendo said it would contain six fighters, six stages, and music associated with the new fighters.

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