A new board game based on the popular anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood comes out next year. Square Enix has announced a new board game based on the culminating arc of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, appropriately titled Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: The Promised Day. The new board game is a cooperative board game in which players take on the role of Edward Elric and his allies as they attempt to activate a reverse transmutation circle to stop the plans of Father, the series’ main antagonist and creator of the series. homunculi who have manipulated the rise and fall of several countries throughout the series. The game supports 1-4 players, with players choosing to control Edward, Al, Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Scar, or Lin Yao. Antagonists Pride, Wrath, Envy, and Solf Kimblee are also featured in the game.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second animated adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist, the award-winning manga by Hiromu Arakawa. The manga and the anime both follow brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, two talented alchemists capable of manipulating and transforming matter. After their mother dies from an illness, the couple attempt to resuscitate her using alchemy. The experience goes horribly wrong, costing Edward an arm and a leg and Alphonse his whole body. Edward manages to save his brother’s soul by binding it to armor, and the couple set out to somehow restore Al’s body and Edward’s limbs. During their travels, Edward becomes a State Alchemist and discovers a plot involving Homunculi and the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.
While the first animated adaptation (simply titled Fullmetal Alchemist) strayed sharply from the plot of the manga as it ultimately ran out of manga chapters to adapt, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a faithful adaptation of the manga and features many characters that did not appear in the original animated series. Fullmetal Alchemist aired on Adult Swim in 2010-2011 and is currently available on the Funimation streaming service.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: The Promised Day will have a retail price of $ 54.99, with a release slated for April 2022.