Arms' Next Fighter Is A Candy Clown

Nintendo announced that the pantaloon-wearing candy clown Lola Pop will be Arms' newest fighter today. She's got a totally bonkers (and hilarious) outfit more fitting a psychedelic first birthday party than hand-to-hand combat, and looks marvellous.

Following Arms' trend of eccentric character designs, Nintendo explains that she's a "a well-travelled clown with a personality as colourful as her clothing." It seems like Lola Pop's inflatable body and sets of blocking arms — swirling nunchucks and large nets — will make her a more defensive fighter than what we've seen so far. Her stage, a sort of lollipop-themed piazza, has been teased for a few weeks now.

After the offence-focused Max Brass, Arms' last DLC character who released last month, Lola Pop is sure to add a new layer of play to the game.

Lola Pop will release with Arms' version three update, which doesn't have a set date yet. But for those who want to test out the game, which Kotaku called "polished and addictive" but also a "one-trick pony," Arms is offering free play this weekend for Switch-owners who don't have Arms.


    Just in time for that 'It' cross promotion!

    This character looks great! A nunchuk-wielding clown with inflatable pants. Of course!

    Dunno why, but it reminds me massively of chitty chitty bang bang, probably the music box scene.

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