Square Enix will conduct a closed beta test for the upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile game. The game will come out in summer 2022, and Square Enix will use feedback from the beta testers to further improve the game. Applications for the beta are open until March 22, 2022. The beta will officially start on March 31 and end on April 8, 2022. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Though Square Enix did not designate a particular phone type or iOS, it did lay out some suggestions. For iPhone users, it suggests iOS Version 13.0 or later and a phone model iPhone 8 or newer. As for Android users, it suggests a phone with Android 8.0 or newer that is 64-bit. The closed beta will accept a total of 6,000 people – 3,000 iOS users and 3,000 Android users. To participate, you will need a Japanese Square Enix account.
Pre-registration for Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile opened in December 2021. When it opened, Square Enix announced that if 500,000 players pre-register for it, then everyone will get an SR Winry when the game goes live. Thus far, all of the characters that Square Enix revealed will appear are major ones such as the Elric brothers and the Homunculi.
The closed beta for Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile will end on April 8, 2022, and the game will launch on mobile devices in summer 2022. No concrete release date is available yet.