'ARMS' Dev Reveals Nintendo Switch File Size And More

Nintendo has definitely hit it big with the Nintendo Switch. The hybrid gaming system boasts several interesting features like portability, two wireless controllers, motion control, a built-in kickstand, and a touchscreen. On the other hand, the system also has some areas that need improvements like its battery life and 32GB internal memory. Some games like Dragon Quest Heroes I-II clock in at 32GB already and require expandable storage. Meanwhile, its upcoming motion-controlled fighter ARMS will barely take up space according to reports.

The developer has revealed that ARMS will only need 2.2GB of Nintendo Switch's onboard storage for digital downloads. Its file size is among the smallest compared to other highly-recommended Switch games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that uses up 13.3GB, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that requires 6.75GB, reports Game Rant.

Given the small file size of ARMS, Nintendo Switch users will have enough space for future content. Nintendo has already confirmed that the fighter will be receiving new DLC eventually. The developer stated that the game will get new characters, arenas, and more arm options. These are all reportedly for free and should only use up a little bit of space. The game's creator plans to turn it into a franchise.

ARMS will also be available for free during its Global Testpunch beta test this weekend from May 26 to 28. The following week will have it scheduled for April 3 and 4. Its file size means it will be a short download for Nintendo Switch users who want to participate in the free event. Moreover, North American players are given an extra day on April 2 to play the motion-controlled fighter online.

As the release date for ARMS approaches, fans have started to speculate about the game's lore. Polygon notes that the game showcases some characters that have unique limbs that stretch out, while others are depicted to have normal arms. However, an artwork for the game reportedly shows Ribbon Girl with normal arms as he signs an autograph for a fan. It seems that Nintendo Switch users who pre-ordered the game are set to receive more information about the game other than its file size and story.

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