Nintendo Switch fighting game ARMS introduces a new character called Twintelle during a recent Nintendo Direct stream. The Splatoon 2 single play mode is also revealed during the presentation.
Nintendo has steadily revealed new fighters for the game, with another ARMS female character, Minmin, introduced in a stream last month.
ARMS Female Character + Splatoon 2 Single Player Trailer
In the latest Nintendo Direct stream, Nintendo introduced Twintelle, a new female character for its Nintendo Switch fighting game ARMS. One of three characters revealed during the stream (the others are Kid Cobra and fighting duo Byte & Barq), Twintelle fights with her hair rather than her fists and has the ability to slow down her opponents’ attacks when she is charging up her own.
As noted by Mic, the response to Twintelle from fans has already been phenomenal. As a character of colour (and a woman of colour too, which is even rarer), she was always going to draw big interest but people have really taken to the way the character struts her stuff and how she still kicks virtual, cartoon-y ass in leather trousers and stiletto sneakers. The publication writes that she’s a celebrity “in and out of the game.”
Also positive is the fact Nintendo has also confirmed that ARMS will offer free DLC post-launch, including new characters and maps. The current character roster, which includes other female characters Ribbon Girl and Mechanica, could even add more women and characters of colour then, helping players feel represented even in this delightfully silly setting.
Twintelle and the ARMS cast weren’t the only female characters on show during last night’s Nintendo Direct stream, either. The company also showed off footage from the Splatoon 2 single player mode, detailing the plot behind this family-friendly Nintendo Switch shooter and featuring one of the game’s playable female characters in action.
In the story campaign, Splatoon 2 players will track down Callie, a missing half of the Squid Sisters duo. Players will come across all manner of obstacles, enemies and “towering bosses,” says the official description of the mode, but a variety of weapons (such as the Roller, Slosher, Splatling and Dualies) can be used to overcome them. The single player mode can also teach players useful skills for Splatoon 2‘s multiplayer.
ARMS will be released on June 16 for Nintendo Switch. Splatoon 2 will be released on July 21 for Nintendo Switch.