Nintendo’s ‘Arms’ reveal briefly teased four new characters for final lineup

Nintendo’s recent Direct stream may have shown more than it meant to about its upcoming Switch beat’em up, Arms. Although it debuted one new character deliberately, eagle-eyed fans also noticed some hints at four new characters within the game that have yet to be announced.

The Arms showing during the direct told us quite a lot about the game. It showed off the new, noodle-themed character, Min Min; gave the franchise’s face, Spring Man, a little more screen time, and told us that the game would officially release in June. But it is the hint of four other new characters that have people excited.

Spotted initially by Redditors who managed to screencap the very moment that the hinted additional characters appeared, Nintendo fans have since been speculating about who they might be and what they could bring to the game.

nintendo arms more characters armsfaces

Unfortunately, we don’t have a whole lot to go on, just the hint of the character’s faces, but we can make a few educated guesses based off of that. As NintendoLife points out, it os likely that at least two of the characters shown are robots, which could put them at the larger end of the character spectrum, dishing out more damage, but offering less mobility.

One character seems likely to be female, based on the eyelashes and lipstick, but it is anyone’s guess what the white and seemingly armored character is about. The eye suggests a non-robotic character, but the armor could go either way.

Although some have suggested this may be a deliberate leak by Nintendo, not everyone is so sure. Nintendo has made several mistakes with character reveals in the past, revealing Ganondorf as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U during a trailer. The Switch’s developer menu system was also famously leaked prior to the console’s release.

For now, we will simply need to speculate, but we won’t have long to find out for sure, even if we wait until the final release to see these potentially unannounced characters. Thanks to the Nintendo Direct, we now know that Arms is set to launch on June 16.

Mobile

Google’s radical Gmail redesign is finally rolling out on Android

Google is slowly but surely giving its apps a refresh, modernizing them and ensuring that they're easy to use. The latest app to get a redesign is the Gmail app for Android, which has been redesigned with a few tweaks.
Movies & TV

Here’s how to watch the 2019 Oscars livestream online

The 91st Academy Awards will air live on ABC, but there are also a number of ways to watch Hollywood's biggest night online using your mobile device, desktop, or set-top streamer. Here's how to catch the Oscars livestream.
Mobile

Flip from portrait to landscape as we reveal how to rotate a video on iPhone

If you've accidentally shot a video in portrait orientation and you want to flip to landscape, then this is the guide for you. We'll explain how to use iMovie to rotate a video on your iPhone or iPad for free and suggest alternative apps.
Computing

Wi-Fi helps connect all of our devices at high-speed, but what exactly is it?

What is Wi-Fi? It's a technology we all use everyday to connect all of our portable devices, but understanding how it works and how far it's come from its humble beginnings is another thing entirely.
Gaming

Xbox-exclusive games could find a second home on Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is reportedly set to release some of its first-party games on Nintendo Switch, as well as the Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud services. Cross-play between Switch and Xbox One is already enabled.
Gaming

Transform into a tetromino master with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks

Tetris 99 is the latest battle royale game to stir up quite a bit of commotion. The Nintendo Switch Online exclusive adds a few new unexplained quirks to the Tetris formula. We've got you covered with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks.
Computing

Metro Exodus update brings DLSS improvements to Nvidia RTX 20-series PCs

Having issues in Metro Exodus? A February 21 update for the title recently delivered enhancements to Nvidia’s deep learning supersampling feature and other fixes for low-specced PCs. 
Gaming

Need to perform a factory reset on your Xbox One console? Here's how to do it

Whether you're upgrading to a One X and giving your old console to a friend, or troubleshooting a technical issue, sometimes your Xbox One needs a clean slate. Here's our quick guide on how to factory reset an Xbox One.
Gaming

Battle royale-style Tetris 99 is the first Nintendo Switch Online-exclusive game

If you want to play online multiplayer on Switch, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Here's what you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online, from price to features to the awesome library of NES games.
Gaming

The best PUBG weapons to win you that coveted chicken dinner

Which weapons in PUBG are worth the time to scout out and fit with attachments? Which are going to help you become the last player standing? We've got the answers you need in our best PUBG weapons guide.
Gaming

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.
Gaming

Want to play as Iron Man or Waluigi in GTA V? Our favorite mods make it possible

Grand Theft Auto V is best on the PC for many reasons, and modifications may be the most important. You can cause riots, spawn unique cars, and play as a cop with just a few extra files.
Deals

Walmart slices prices on PS4 DualShock 4 controllers just in time for Anthem

The standard black PS4 controller is what usually comes with the console itself, but if you want to add something a bit more customized your gaming experience, Walmart is offering a wide variety of colorful DualShock 4 controllers at…
Gaming

How you can give your PS4 a fresh start with a factory reset

Learn the many ways you can factory reset your PS4. From reverting your settings to factory to doing a full wipe and reinstalling the latest PlayStation firmware, we cover it all here, step by step.