Funimation Entertainment and Good Game Productions ANNOUNCE Fullmetal Battle

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Based On The Wildly Successful Anime Series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, The New Turn-Based RPG Is Set To Launch This Summer For iOs, Android and Browsers.

Good Game Productions and FUNimation Entertainment announced today a brand new iOS and browser-based game based on the popular anime series  “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.”  The turn-based RPG fighting game, called Fullmetal Battle, will launch this summer on iPhone, iPad, Android and browsers (Facebook).

“FUNimation and Good Game Productions teamed up to bring fans the opportunity to battle in the rich Fullmetal Alchemist universe. As both fans and longtime followers of the show, we hope to appeal to our loyal fans and to expose new fans to this show which continues to resonate with so many people,” said FUNimation president and CEO Gen Fukunaga.

Fullmetal Battle is a fast-paced, turn based group RPG that will capture longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike.  Players will design their own state licensed alchemists and choose from a vast array of abilities and effects inspired by the “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” series to arm themselves for battle.  Players can challenge popular Full Metal Alchemist characters—including favorites Alphonse and Edward Elric---while receiving helpful tips and advice from Roy Mustang.  Players band together with fellow alchemists in three vs. three battles, but will level independently through skills and attributes. With unique access to special potions and single-use items, players have the opportunity to upgrade their core Alchemy transmutation circles that are central to the game. In addition, gamers have the option to recruit friends and fight with or against them in action-packed clashes! 

The anime series is adapted from the manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution and set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques known to man. The story follows the brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who want to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher’s Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways. The manga has been a consistent top-seller for years while the anime just ended its highly rated run on the late-night block.

“We are huge fans of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, so to have this opportunity to work on the game is extremely exciting,” said Grantley Day, Founder and CEO of Good Game Productions. “Fans of trading card and turn-based RPG’s will love the fast pace, the extensive customization and the rich storyline of Fullmetal Battle.” 

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