Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Game Picked Up For Europe

By Spencer . March 4, 2010 . 9:19am


Namco Bandai is localizing Fullmetal Alchemist: Senka wo Takuseshi Mono, a tag team Fullmetal Alchemist fighting game that came out on the PSP last summer. The game will be released by Namco Bandai in Europe under the name Fulllmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.


In adventure mode, players control Ed and Alphonse in battles against other alchemist teams. Terrain is important to pay attention to. Ed can conjure a wall to hide behind, but the material it’s made out depends on what you’re standing on. A wall made out of soft dirt is on the left compared to a tough stone wall on the right.


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Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is scheduled for release in June, but only in Europe. Namco Bandai Games America have not announced plans to publish it at this time.

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  • Woho looks cool, i want to get it, besides brotherhood is 10 times better than the last fullmetal alchemist animation

    • “brotherhood is 10 times better than the last fullmetal alchemist animation” agree!!

      and im getting this :D

    • Whaaat? That’s crazy talk! The “original” anime was so much more personal and tight-knit. :o

      • Pichi

        Agreed with that from what I seen of Brotherhood so far. Seems too comical and rushy to me.

        • nyoron

          How far have you seen? The first, thirteen episodes or so that were covering the exact same material from the first series definitely felt rushed and lower budget, but once they moved on to the “new” material they really stepped things up.

          I’ll always love the original but I still think Brotherhood tells a better story (of course the ending is still unknown…)

          • Pichi

            Still in the beginning episodes so far. Hoping things pick up after the first 13 episodes. First impression left a bit of a sour taste, but I’ll remain hopeful.

          • Ok i was wondering why you said that =), it all starts from episode 15, i remember i was like.. “ok im waiting for the new stuff already” and when i reached that episode it just keeps looking better!

      • True I found it to be more dark than Brotherhood which happen to be action packed but I still love it and I really like how they did Sloth in Brotherhood it totally matches his sin. I am so getting this.

      • thebanditking

        Im with Ishaan on this one, FMA is one of my favorite animes and the original was very personal and a heavy tone to it. I have not seen much of brotherhood (waiting for the Blu-ray release) but it looks more light hearted like the manga (which is what they were going for).

        • Hmm… Brotherhood was rushed in the begining and the direction wasn’t as great. But manga/Brotherhood storyline, I felt made more sense and I like it better (as in characters are used better, things “click” better). I thought Brotherhood was so-so adaptation, but it’s been getting better and better.

      • =0 i dont think that, ive known a lot more about the characters from brotherhoods, specially it all seems more uhmm. step by step? the original suddenly made a huge step and there was a point where i was like wtf is happening here!?

        oh, but dont misunderstand me, i loved the first animation, but this one seems to be of a lot higher level.

    • Xeahnort



      The original FMA has too many plot holes and fillers or at least some episodes in the middle half of the series seem very fillerish, IMHO.

      • I haven’t watched much of Brotherhood to be entirely honest (like, two episodes), but I have read a ton of the manga, which it’s based off of. Haha, I guess we can’t really discuss this on here without getting into spoilers, but I loved the way the original anime connected all the characters together.

        Let’s put it this way: FMA was more about the characters, whereas Brotherhood is more about the world…and personally, I prefer character-driven stories to plot-driven ones. :)

        • ZeroBlitz

          You really should watch Brotherhood before you attempt to compare the two. The original series was one of my overall favourites and Brotherhood has managed to match the overall quality but in high-def.

          From just the first two eps I can see how you’d get the wrong idea about the way the remake was heading (I personally didn’t like the anime-original first ep) but after it catches up with the material covered in the original series (which it covers surprisingly well) the pace slows down noticeably.

        • Ishaan, you have to watch until episode 15! for me it all started there, really you will learn a lot more, in my opinion, about the characters than you did in the original

      • I think what you are trying to say is that the original is too perfect. I can understand that sentiment.

    • That -may- be the craziest thing I’ve heard in the last 2 months. Blasphemous sir!

  • anbu

    PSN if umd is not feasible please.

  • Kris

    Awesome, I hope this gets a US release, but with Namco, I’ve learned not to expect anything.

  • nyoron

    A PSP fighting game doesn’t really do much for me, I hope they do the RPG as well.

    • Xeahnort


    • Joanna

      wasn’t there a Full Metal Alchemist RPG announced to be in the works not too long ago? I forget for what system (I think PSP as well).

      • Pichi

        Yep. I’m hoping that one gets localized as well since I’m more of the RPG type also.

      • nyoron

        Yep, the upcoming PSP RPG is what I was thinking of. Announce that and I’ll be excited.

  • Wait a minute…how is Riza going to fight in that screenshot? Firearms? O_o

  • Cloud_ST

    Thank you Namco Bandai!,now bring the RPG one as well and you will have my eternal respect.

  • thebanditking

    Go ahead Bamco America don’t release it over here, you will only be taking one step closer to alienating you entire fanbase and certifying your selves as the worst developer/publisher this gen. Though if Tekken 6 and SoulCalibur 4 are your new basis for quality you were shooting for that title anyway, the little overachievers that you are.

    • Wait a moment, doesn’t Square Enix own the FMA IP?

  • holyPaladin

    When SE translate FMA 3? –‘

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