Square Enix Japan has just announced that the Fullmetal Alchemist mobile game will officially end service on March 29, 2024. The game was released on August 4, 2022 in Japan, making this shutdown happen before the 2nd anniversary even hit. A Global version was never released.
As of the time of writing, diamonds, the VIP and Premium Battle Pass have all been discontinued, though players will still be able to use any diamonds leading to the end of the service. Furthermore, a refund window for any unused paid currency will open after the servers shut down, in accordance to Japanese law.
The developers have commented on the shutdown, saying that while they have received positive feedback on the representation of the original story, many comments were also negative. In particular, the first anniversary event that was held last Summer introduced multiple system modifications and a review of the balance of the game, but that unfortunately made it more difficult to play. And after trying to find various means to continue the service, they have been unfortunately unable to find a suitable solution.
Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile also featured an original story with newly recorded voices by the original anime’s cast. Now, due to the end of service, the ending of the original story will be produced in the form of a voice drama. The story will be streamed and released sequentially in 12 episodes total, starting in January 5th, 2024, all the way to March 2024 on the official Square Enix YouTube channel.
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