Nintendo Switch has unveiled a brand new fighter for the fighting game Arms this week. The addition of the new fighter brings their roster of fighters to a total of 13.
The version 4.0 update adds Misango, a new stage named Temple Grounds and three new Arms: Scorpio, Glusher and Skully. Misango doesn’t come alone, he is joined by a spirit companion who aids him in battle and can absorb the spirit by charging via dash or jump or by guarding for a period of time and it will convert the spirit into a “small pillar of spiritual energy” which can be used as a defensive weapon.
According to the game:
Absorbing the spirit is where things get a bit more complicated: see, the spirit rotates through three different colors in order—red, yellow, and blue—and which ability Misango obtains from the spirit depends on what color the spirit is at the time it’s absorbed.
If Misango absorbs the red spirit, he’ll don a mask with a small set of horns, which gives him the ability to resist flinching like Mechanica or Master Mummy. If he absorbs while it’s blue, he’ll get a mask with some wings, which gives him better mobility. And this one’s my favorite: if he absorbs the yellow spirit, he gets this spiky-looking mask and the ability to automatically block all incoming blows for a short period of time upon activating his rush combo (yeah, it’s hecka buff.)