|Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir|
|Title||Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir|
|Genre||Action role-playing game|
|Japan release date||September 22, 2004|
|U.S.A. release date||July 12, 2005|
|Language||Japanese / English|
|Preceded by||Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel|
|Followed by||Fullmetal Alchemist 3: The Girl Who Surpasses God|
Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir is the second Fullmetal Alchemist console role-playing game for the PlayStation 2. It is the prequel of sorts to Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel. The game has much improved visuals than the previous title, as well as all dialog being voiced over. To help boost sales, Square Enix decided to release the game with a bonus DVD in the United States containing the second and third episodes of Season 2 (episode 27 Teacher and 28 One is all, All is One") of the 2003 anime series, since the show took a 4 month break in its Adult Swim broadcast. This DVD contains only English audio, with the shortened version of the 2nd OP "READY STEADY GO" by L'Arc~en~Ciel and the shortened 3rd ED "Motherland" by Crystal Kay,since that is the version that was to be shown in the Adult Swim broadcast. As of August 31, 2005, the game has sold 160 thousand units in Japan.
Loosely based around the events of the first few episodes of the anime (with some plot elements borrowed from the manga), Edward and Alphonse learn of a frightening phenomenon sweeping Amestris; people in many regions are vanishing without a trace, supposedly spirited away by "monsters". In Resembool, Edward and Alphonse meet an enigmatic alchemist named Jack Crowley and an entity called the Phantom. It seems that they have some connection with both the disappearances and the strange creatures (known as Golems) appearing around the countryside. When sends the brothers and to investigate a village plagued by these monsters, they meet Arlen Glostner, an archaeologist who is studying the ancient civilization of Lebis. Edward and Alphonse soon find themselves headed for the ruins of Siam-Sid, the capital city of Lebis, to discover the truth behind the Golems and the puzzling disappearances...
- Edward Elric: The Fullmetal Alchemist, his nickname is given because the term "Fullmetal" is used to describe a person who is stubborn. In the series it is often mistakenly attributed by minor characters to Ed's Automail arm and leg, or Al's armor body.
- Alphonse Elric: Al is the younger brother of Edward Elric, but is often confused to be older than Ed because he is trapped in a suit of armor twice as large as he is.
- Roy Mustang (optional party member, non-playable): The Flame Alchemist, a man who specializes in flame alchemy. He is Ed's immediate superior in the military and seems to have his own ambitious objectives unknown to those but his closest confidantes. He is also quite the ladies' man.
- Riza Hawkeye (party member, non-playable): One of Mustang's most trusted confidantes, a severe woman who can remain cool under even the greatest pressure. She is an officer highly capable of accomplishing any designated mission and is an excellent shot with the gun.
- Maes Hughes (non-playable): One of Mustang's most trusted confidantes, a warm-hearted family man whose favorite thing to do is show off pictures of his young daughter to anyone. He is a skilled knife thrower.
- Alex Louis Armstrong (optional party member, non-playable, mini-boss): Another member of Mustang's group, a man who can use alchemy to increase the muscular strength of his already extremely well built body.
- Winry Rockbell (non-playable): The childhood friend of Ed and Al, an Automail mechanic.
- Arlen Glostner (non-playable): An archaeologist who specializes in certain ancient civilizations. This old codger is stubborn and cranky, but his soul still burns with a fiery passion. And yet he seems to be haunted by shadowy memories of the past...
- Jack Crowley (non-playable): Once nicknamed "The Silver Bullet Alchemist", this former state alchemist was stripped of his certification long ago.
- Elma (non-playable): A beautiful but enigmatic woman who appears to Ed and Al time and time again. She seems to be pleading for their help...
English Dub Edit
- Vic Mignogna as Edward Elric
- Aaron Dismuke as Alphonse Elric
- Travis Willingham as Roy Mustang
- Colleen Clinkenbeard as Riza Hawkeye and Rosé Thomas
- Sonny Strait as Maes Hughes
- Christopher Sabat as Alex Louis Armstrong
- Caitlin Glass as Winry Rockbell
- Rick Spiegel as Arlen Glostner
- Luci Christian as Elma
- John Burgmeier as Jack Crowley
- Dameon Clarke as Scar
- Mike McFarland as Jean Havoc
- Juli Erikson as Pinako Rockbell
- Andy Mullins as Father Cornello
Game Bosses Edit
- Lion Chimera
- Scar (Mini Boss)
- Armstrong (Mini Boss)
- Dragon Golem
- Spider Golem
- Phantom Final
- Jack Crowley
- Jack Crowley - Golem (Final boss)