By Spencer . July 8, 2009 . 1:40pm
And no, this isn’t a port of Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel. A brand new Fullmetal Alchemist title is coming to PSP on October 15.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Senaka wo Takuseshi Mono (loosely translated as Fullmetal Alchemist: Trust the Person in the Back) is a two on two “bonds battle” game. Players form teams like Edward and Alphonse or Hawkeye and Mustang and battle each other. Weak attacks are mapped to X and strong attacks are on circle. Teammates can also link up for a powerful combination attack when the bond gauge is full.
Square Enix owns the rights to Fullmetal Alchemist, but Namco Bandai is developing this game. In the past Bandai handled some FMA games like Fullmetal Alchemist: Dream Carnival, a PS2 fighting game, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy for the Nintendo DS.
It’s too early to determine if this will get picked up, but we’ll keep an eye on Homie Rollerz publisher Destineer. They picked up Dual Sympathy and independently developed Fullmetal Alchemist: Trading Card Game.