After only being announced a small while ago, Square Enix’s much anticipated mobile adaptation of the incredibly popular anime series Fullmetal Alchemist – Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile – finally has an official release date for Japan. After opening pre-registration back in June, the release date was originally set for a vague Summer 2022 window, but has been nailed down as August 4th for both iOS and Android!
Fullmetal Alchemist is a different sort of mobile RPG than what you might be expecting. Where most adaptations of anime series end up as a turn-based gacha, Fullmetal is taking the 3D fighter arena approach instead with an added mix of tactics and turn-based gameplay. Think more Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, or even something like Tekken to get a good gist of it, but also throw in a little bit of Final Fantasy Tactics too.
There will still be a gacha element to it, as in-app purchases are confirmed. There will also be an abundance of story content, as it hopes to adapt the entirety of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series, so expect plenty of cutscenes, all fully voice-acted and rendered in a striking 3D anime art style as well. This also means you can, of course, expect to see all of the fan favourite characters doing battle with one another as well!
Of course, with the release date that soon, you can still pre-register for either iOS or Android on their respective storefronts as well, which are linked below this article, so be sure to get in on those free rewards while you still can.
As for a western release, there have been no confirmations yet, but given how popular the series is over here as well, it might just be on its way! In the meantime, you can check out all of our news on Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile, or head over to the official website for a deeper glance at all the mechanics that will be in the game when it releases!
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