Dark Horse Comics announces ARMS graphic novels

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Early artwork for the ARMS graphic novels was revealed, featuring Spring Man, Master Mummy and Ribbon Girl. Graphic from Dark Horse Comics

Nintendo’s newest IP, ARMS, has become another hit for the company since its release in June. ARMS, a fighting game for the Switch where everyone has extendable arms, has been critically acclaimed for its colorful visuals, varied cast of characters, and surprisingly well-made motion controls. While the game is constantly being updated with new characters, stages, and weapons, the game doesn’t have much single player content, as the story mode is bone-dry, and the lore of the game, while interesting, is shrouded in mystery. However, fans will soon be able to discover the story of ARMS, albeit through a different medium.

During New York Comic-Con this week, publisher Dark Horse Comics announced a new series of ARMS graphic novels. Dark Horse Comics is known for publishing works such as Sin City, as well as comics for licensed properties like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Nintendo is no stranger to Dark Horse Comics, having collaborated with them on art books for Splatoon and Fire Emblem: Awakening, in addition to a trio of books on Legend of Zelda lore, including the Hyrule Historia.

Though not much detail was given outside of character illustrations of Spring Man, Master Mummy, and Ribbon Girl, the comics will delve into the story of ARMS and its characters, which fans have anxiously awaited since the game’s launch.

The first installment of the ARMS graphic novels is set for a fall 2018 release.


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