Square Enix held a lengthy prerelease stream to help notify potential players that Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile was launching in Japan on August 4. The game takes the characters from Hiromu Arakawa’s beloved manga and anime and transfers them into a tactics game you can take on the go. The showcase covers plenty of gameplay highlights and confirms that the final release is coming to Android and iOS upon launch.
For those who’ve missed Square Enix’s marketing blitz so far, Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile looks to Nintendo’s Fire Emblem for inspiration. Characters move on grids and attack when needed, unleashing the alchemical energy the series is known for. Characters from across the show are built into the game’s narrative, which covers significant events from the show while also diverging to stretch things out to the indeterminate length of a mobile adventure.
This includes in-universe stories not seen before in other FMA adaptions and projects. The panel on hand to talk about the game in the pre-launch stream talked about the game’s many side stories, the massive cast of included characters on offer, and new clips of gameplay shown off for the first time.
Preregistration for Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile is still available on the game’s official website for the August launch in Japan, although there’s no known US launch scheduled as of yet. Players can get various in-game rewards for registering their interest early, so any FMA fan in the land of the rising sun looking for a new mobile addiction should take a look.