Nintendo Nintendo: Play ARMS for FREE Until April 6 with Nintendo Switch Online Play ARMS for FREE on Nintendo Switch!

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Pick a fighter and hop online, because you can play ARMS for free on Nintendo Switch until April 6!

A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required (free trials are eligible) to access this limited-time freebie -- simply visit the Nintendo eShop on your Switch to download the game!

Originally released in June 2017, ARMS is a multiplayer fighting game where you and up to three other players take control a unique fighter, each equipped with extendable arms for punching -- for comparison, the game currently retails for $79.99.

ARMS is free-to-play until April 6, so try it soon before the deadline!

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    • Maybe technically not "free" since you do need a Nintendo Online Membership. Maybe that should be reflected in the title?

      I completely forgot that ARMS existed until the Direct a couple days ago, haha.
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    • This game is so underrated. I bought it at launch and still love playing it
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    • It's one of the few switch games I got rid of, I thought it was boring as dirt as far as fighting games go.
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    • You can get the full game experience within a single week of playing
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    • Not sure the kids will like the game but we have a membership so we will try it, thanks OP
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    • Is there a shortage of switch consoles? Was going to pick one up for the kids but can’t find one in stock anywhere.
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    • ryan0462 wrote: Is there a shortage of switch consoles? Was going to pick one up for the kids but can’t find one in stock anywhere.
      Shoppers just had a 100 gift card promo so that cleaned them out.
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    • ryan0462 wrote: Is there a shortage of switch consoles? Was going to pick one up for the kids but can’t find one in stock anywhere.
      Mostly sold out because everyone's trapped inside with their kids trying to get work done.
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    • This game is great! Downloaded it for my son but ended up Spending a few hours playing it last night. Figure I probably spared with a few RFDers online. Nice time killer while on quarantine. :)
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    • I wished Switch online offered a free downloadable game a month, like PSN+. I understand there’s a price difference, but I’d pay a bit more if it would mean getting an extra game and discount on Nintendo eshop purchases.
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    • jawnley wrote: For a limited time, play ARMS for free and reach beyond your limits. Have you had a chance to go toe-to-toe with the colorful fighters in the ARMS™ game? Folks with a Nintendo Switch Online membership (or even the free trial version) can download and try the full game from 3/26 at 9:00 a.m. PT – 4/6 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

      Fighting superstars from around the world share one thing in common: extendable arms! Equip each fighter with super-powered ARMS to create a slew of unprecedented attacks. Then, use simple motions or button controls to dish out strategic beatdowns in 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 battles*. Looking to punch up your gameplay? Take the battle online** to face other players in ranked matches.

      By downloading the game, you’ll not only have access to the full roster of characters, but also be able to compete in the ARMS North American Online Open April 2020 tournament! The event will start on Sat., April 4, at 10 a.m. PT. At the end of the tournament, the top eight players will earn 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points!

      If you decide to purchase the game during or after this offer, you’ll keep all save data, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress.

      ***Access the Nintendo eShop through your console, if you don't have a Nintendo Switch Online Membership sign up for the free 7-day trial, download the Arms game.
      Free is free. Thanks. Kids can box each other until they fall asleep.
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    • ryan0462 wrote: Is there a shortage of switch consoles? Was going to pick one up for the kids but can’t find one in stock anywhere.
      I've been keeping an eye on them on stocktrack.ca, looks like a lot of Walmarts just got restocked with them
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    • Have this game. Bought at Shoppers during a bonus points event. Worth it, provided you have an extra set of Joy
      Cons. Having two sets means you can essentially battle and punch away at another family member. Lots of fun playing that way, but I can’t see this being anywhere as fun to play on your own.
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    • nico29 wrote: I've been keeping an eye on them on stocktrack.ca, looks like a lot of Walmarts just got restocked with them
      Thanks. No stock at my local yet but looks like 3 hours away got it so I’ll have to check tomorrow and see maybe it’s coming on the truck tonight. I was smart and didn’t mention it to the kids so at least I’m not under the gun lol.
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    • Are there ever deals for the switch online membership? My free year from Twitch Prime just ran out.
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    • What is the lowest the game goes on promotion?
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    • Uber12 wrote: Are there ever deals for the switch online membership? My free year from Twitch Prime just ran out.
      A group buy is the way to go!
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