The final segment of the Nintendo Treehouse stream kicked off with a bit of ARMS gameplay. Among what was shown, we receive some pro tips from the developers, as well as gameplay of the Single-Player mode, Grand Prix. However, the stand out was the announcement of the first free DLC character coming to the game: Max Brass. So, who is this? Some viewers may have already seen him before the announcement.
In the ARMS direct Nintendo held not too long ago, Eagle-Eyed viewers may have noticed an unknown buff fighter standing on a sunset-lit stage.
Look familiar? This is Max Brass, and he serves as the final boss of the Grand Prix mode. Much like how M. Bison came to be playable in later versions of Street Fighter II, this final boss will join the playable cast of ARMS in July, one month after the game releases.
How Does He Play?
In the treehouse stream, we see that Max Brass is the world champion in the world of ARMS. He’s won so many matches, that his ARMS are made of Champion Belts! As for his play style, he has the ability to buff himself up to make him immune to flinching, similar to Master Mummy, another ARMS fighter. That said, he is a bit more mobile than Master Mummy, making the lack of infinite flinch-immunity balanced. Finally, similar to the main character of ARMS, Spring Man, when his health is low, his ARMS remain charged! It will be interesting to see how this character will perform alongside the rest of the cast.
It’s also worth noting that in the ARMS Invitational held during the Nintendo Treehouse Stream, there was a dynamic camera mode used to keep track of the fighters. This is the game’s spectator mode, which will be launching free for the game later this month. This free update, along with the release of Max Brass is merely the first of many free updates to the game of ARMS to come.
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