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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.

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Nintendo's version of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, Arms, has struggled to stay relevant since its release back in June. Arms is by no means a bad game, and Nintendo's been enthusiastically supporting it with post-release updates. But a month in, there isn't much to grab onto with Arms.

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Arms may look like a Mario Party mini-game, but it doesn't play like one. Charming and involved, Arms toes the line between a party game and an entry-level fighter with moderate depth. While Arms succeeds as an easy-to-pick-up brawler, its ambitions as a hardcore game for serious players are less certain.

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On the surface, Arms looks like a cute game about the dangers of slinky arms, but it quickly gets challenging. Out today, Nintendo's new fighting game has players throwing punches with spring-loaded limbs. Programming good impulses takes time and guidance. And although only ten fighters feature in Arms, with so many detachable arms to choose from, it's more like 100.

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This week might have been chockers with announcements of new games, but there were some new games as well. And the biggest off them all launched at the end of the week: ARMS, Nintendo's new JoyCon-powered punch-a-thon. If you're interested in getting some colourful biff on, here's the cheapest copies of the game in Australia.