ARMS Offers Online Free Trial to Switch Players in Global Testpunch; Starting Next Weekend

Ahead of its release in June, Nintendo will host a Global Testpunch for ARMS to let players try out the game toe-to-toe with other opponents.

on May 17, 2017 6:30 PM

Nintendo Switch fans will have a whole new way to battle it out with the impending release of ARMS next month, and while the full experience is a few weeks away, players can get their first crack at extending their arms with a series of free online trials very soon.

During today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast for ARMS, Nintendo has announced that a “Global Testpunch” will be offered to give Switch owners the chance to try out ARMS ahead of its release in June in a series of free trials.

The Global Testpunch Trials will give players a taste of what ARMS has to offer over two weekends, though only for specific periods each day for “approximately one hour.” The full schedule for the Global Testpunch can be found below:

May 26 (North America Only)
5:00 p.m. PT

May 27
5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
5:00 p.m. PT

May 28
5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT

June 2 (North America Only)
5:00 p.m. PT

June 3
5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
5:00 p.m. PT

June 4
5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT

The ARMS Global Testpunch Demo is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop to pre-download, so that interested players can download the demo ahead of time and hop into the action once available to play live, online.

ARMS will release for Nintendo Switch on June 16th, 2017.

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