Full Metal Alchemist DS US-bound

Destineer conjures up North American publishing deal for side-scrolling action game Full Metal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy.

American fans of the anime Fullmetal Alchemist have had plenty of opportunities to get their game on with the characters of the animated series...provided they had a PlayStation 2 or Game Boy Advance. When news of a Nintendo DS Fullmetal Alchemist game spread, many owners of Nintendo's handheld rejoiced...provided they lived in Japan.

Now, North American DS-owning Fullmetal Alchemist fans can finally join in on the fun, as Destineer today announced that it is releasing Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy in the US. The Minneapolis-based publisher will release the Bandai-developed game this fall.

Dual Sympathy is a side-scrolling action game that sees players take the role Edward Elric as he battles Homunculi and sets out on a quest to retrieve the Philosopher's Stone. The six playable characters in the game will have the ability to concoct weapons from various items (hence, the alchemy) and turn them on enemies.

The DS version will also feature voice work from the actors in the television series, unlockable content, and 10 touch-screen-based minigames.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy has not yet been rated or priced.

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42 comments
Gammet25
Gammet25

Wow its been a while since somebody commented.

linknightshade
linknightshade

Yeah, to the passed 3 guys. When I first saw this I was so geared up!! I was expecting a basic RPG type of game with MAJOR hints of the game "Lost Magic" for the DS if your not sure what LM is then you use the bottom screen to do different symbols to cast spells. You can combine different symbols further on that are more difficult just like a circle and a square to make a small horse figurine and very complicated ones for a Philosopher's Stone. Sadly though this is just going to be a side scrolling game, a numb hack-and-slash :(. People that watch and understand this show will want more substance than press A and the odd use of alchemy, or pulling a rope. Well that is to say me anyway, the amount of main class characters that get killed you can't be a kid , ((or a sane one)) which is what this sort of game usually gets passed off onto. I know I haven't played the game but that's just what I got from the review and I guess I will be buying it anyway hoping I'm wrong. Sorry to the people who love FMA and this game just for that but sadly that aint me. :( So Flame Away!

roywood1
roywood1

Well Shadowbinded, thats true, except in the case of the pokemon games (the rpg color ones (gold, silver, red etc.) not the spinoffs like the trozei and dungeon rescue team)

-Shadowbinded-
-Shadowbinded-

cloud1914 is right... games like these highly depend on how many people are fans that will buy the game just because they like the series.. just cuz the TVshow is good doesn't mean the game is good.

cloud1914
cloud1914

Looks like another game depending on the success of the show rather than gameplay.

Gogetaex
Gogetaex

OH MY FLIPPIN GAH BECKY!!!!! I SO CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS GAME!!!!! IT IS SUCH A BLESSING FROM GOD, LITERALLY!!!!! The Japanese finally dont get all the good stuff they need to learn to share.....

PringerOtaku
PringerOtaku

If its anything like Castlevania it'll be decent. FMA has been killed since it debuted here in the states. Frankly, the PS2 iterations all sucked. I probably won't buy the game, although the Japanese version of FMA is my favortie anime series.

faridmon
faridmon

ok, my first wish has actually gone true, a FMA DS game, now where is Gungrave DS? the Anime rocked and the PS2 games are not that great, bring in it to the DS.

Gigastormz
Gigastormz

Another anime game for Xplay to make fun of.

trovello
trovello

i have my mind open and i will just hope it is good.

doubtme
doubtme

when the heck is Sim City DS coming here???

XitachiXUchihaX
XitachiXUchihaX

LOL !! Dual Sympathy. Does that make sense at a all...

Mastercid
Mastercid

Sweet, I'll be first in line, well i'll be the line most likely, it should be good, I hope.

dc0079
dc0079

Rather old now this game. It's one of those first gen one which is just GBA shuffed to a DS

DanteKiller
DanteKiller

i do hope they dont just shovel out another crappy anime game. gogetaex, why would you want to buy a game that you will never want to play? i like fullmetal alchemist too, but i dont just rush out to buy a game with the fullmetal alchemist name and not know what the game plays like.

Gogetaex
Gogetaex

FINALLY FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST ROCKS IT IS THE BEST SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is a good thing it finally came ot in the US I dont care if it is the worst game i will have eevr played i am going to buy it i will play anything that has to do with FullMetal Alchemist I have waited so long for this moment

Supersonic2000
Supersonic2000

Sweet! Now all they need to do is release the third PS2 game.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

soudns really cheesy but lets hope it is good

Buds1051
Buds1051

This game is nothing special, Ive played the japanese version. It's safe to say the game is not going to get good reviews. I am sorry for people who are being hopefull, but there still isn't a game yet that can do this series justice.

hazuki
hazuki

Could this actually be a good ds rpg? Hope so but we will see.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

I like watching the anime series but i havent played any of its games yet. this could be a good one though.

RazMasters
RazMasters

"Full Metal Alchemist," despite how it's been mocked after becoming popular in the US, is a fantastic, deep series. Unfortunately, the games have been anything but and I couldn't care less about this title. Unless it receives outstanding reviews, I doubt I'll even give it a look.

QualityJeverage
QualityJeverage

I've never actually played any FMA games, nor have I watched the show or read the Manga or anything else. I don't even know if I had that terminology correct. Still, this is a good thing because I'll get to watch X-Play review another FMA game! That's always fun.

loldart
loldart

I guest it good news

hazaa54
hazaa54

ill probibly get it depending on the story. if its the main story, i dont want it cause i read the manga, and i dont think thats very close to being finished. if its a side story ill probibly get its. side scrolling alchemy sounds like fun.

dexter111344
dexter111344

Been waiting for this. Still not sure if I should buy it. If it is 2 times better than FMA2, then I will buy it.

Setsa
Setsa

i ve been waiting so long to hear this...

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Fantasti-rastic, hopefully it'll be better than the PS2 one.

ert47
ert47

Wooo!!! First Comment!!! FMA... Hope this comes to the UK as well...