The brothers Elric and their friends are making their smartphone debut soon. Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile has a release date in Japan, and it’s on August 4, 2022. The release follows a round of closed beta tests in March 2022 [Thanks, 4Gamer!].
Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile is based on the titular manga and anime series created by Hiromu Arakawa. It’s a strategy RPG with gacha elements., and players can roll for various characters from the franchise. Combat takes place on a grid and is turn-based. Characters can use various attacks, and unleash flashy ultimate techniques inspired by their actions in the story. Alongside a pre-release stream, Square Enix uploaded a trailer focusing on various characters’ ultimate attack animations.
Here’s one focusing on the Elric brothers, Winry, Izumi Curtis, and Sig Curtis. Other ultimate compilation trailers focus on characters like Roy Mustang and his subordinates, Amestris soldiers, the Homonculi, and more.
According to Square Enix, pre-registrations for Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile ahead of release have topped 1 million. That means all players will receive a number of bonuses at launch. These include special tickets to guarantee SR and SSR characters, in-game resources, and enough premium currency for 17 rolls on the gacha. Players will also receive Winry, an SR-rarity unit, for free. Players can claim these launch bonuses from August 4th until October 3rd, 2022. Additionally, a social media contest is under way until just before release, offering fans a chance to win an illustration signed by voice actors Romi Park and Rie Kugimiya, who play Edward and Alphonse Elric in the anime and game.
Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile releases on August 4, 2022 for iOS and Android devices in Japan. No international release has been announced as of yet.