Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist is the spectacular (and often tragic) tale of the Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse, who attempt to seek redemption in a fictional world where alchemy is very much a reality. The popularity of the series has ensured that it has been given the full works in terms of merchandise over the years, and that of course includes video game adaptations.

Bandai's 2004 JRPG Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Meisō no Rondo for the Game Boy Advance is one such title. Better known outside of Japan as Fullmetal Alchemist: Stray Rondo, it sadly never received an official localization, which was rather odd considering the huge western fanbase the series had back in those days. The lack of a region lock on the GBA meant you could easily import the game, but without a proper knowledge of basic Japanese you would have quite a struggle fully comprehending what was happening - until now, that is.

Thanks to some phenomenal fan translation effort from x_comp and mz, there is now a full English patch for the whole adventure. You can download it right here.

Are you a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist? Did take on alchemy in an attempt to force Bandai to release this in the west back in the day? Tell us all in the comments below.