The latest ARMS update, which brought the game up to version 5.0 will be the last content update according to Nintendo. The game has been out for six months and Nintendo is no longer going to provide free DLC for the title. This news will no doubt disappoint some avid players of the game.
Keep in mind that Nintendo never guaranteed how much free content would be provided and that six months is nothing to sneeze at. However, given how well the Switch seems to be doing in the marketplace, it’s a bit odd that Nintendo didn’t at least stretch out the content for a full year. No doubt the team has been moved onto a new game. Now the question is will it be another new IP or a sequel to ARMS or Mario Kart? Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out.
Here’s the Google translated statement:
As a big update, this time will be the last update. Of course, I will continue to adjust the game balance in the future, so I hope you will continue to enjoy “ARMS”, which has become more lively as more fighters participate.