Destineer's Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy Ships



MINNEAPOLIS, MN – December 12, 2006 – Get ready to hone your alchemy skills on the Nintendo DS when Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy hits stores. Based on one of the top-rated anime programs on Adult Swim, Destineer's Dual Sympathy has shipped, and will be available at retail on today!

Based on the Fullmetal Alchemist universe, which includes a hit television program, popular DVD series and a recently released movie, Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy is a side-scrolling action/adventure game that puts players in the role of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist. Along with his brother Alphonse, Edward sets out on a quest to defeat the evil Homunculi and acquire the fabled Philosopher's Stone and undo the botched alchemic experiment that left him with a metal arm and leg, and his brother's soul bonded to a suit of armor.

Developed by Bandai, Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy sports an innovative twist via the use of alchemy - the ability to transform objects from one form into another. Whether repelling defenders, removing obstacles or engaged in battle, all six characters have unique and devastating alchemy attacks, which range from bolts of fire and stone spikes to monstrous cannons and gigantic fists. By using the stylus to hold down the alchemy button on the Nintendo DS touch screen, players can transform their initial alchemy creation into a mega-weapon of tremendous proportions and impact.

Covering the entire Fullmetal Alchemist storyline, Dual Sympathy has two modes of play: Story Mode, which follows the saga of the Elric brothers and includes cinematics and battle sequences from the TV series; and Character Mode, which allows players to assume the role of one of the six characters. Additional exciting features of Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy include:

* Ability to play as one of six characters: Edward or Alphonse Elric, Roy Mustang, Alex Louis Armstrong, Izumi or Scar; as well as acquire the special moves of the other characters;
* Original voice cast of the show currently airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim;
* A host of unlock-able content, including talking character alarm clocks, character galleries, video and sound libraries, and more;
* More than 10 touch screen mini-games, including “Whack-A-Homunculus” and “Fullmetal vs. Flame” all add exciting new challenges between battles.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy is rated “T” for Teen and has an expected MSRP of $29.99. More information can be found online at

About Destineer

Destineer develops and publishes commercial videogames for personal computers and videogame consoles, and creates PC-based virtual training systems for military, intelligence and first-responder organizations. Destineer is a privately held corporation headquartered in Minneapolis , MN , with development studios in Minneapolis , Raleigh , NC , and Austin , TX , and publishes games under the Destineer, MacSoft, Bold Games, and Atomic Games brands. More information is available at Destineer's website:

About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States . FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for developing some of North America 's most popular anime series. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or [email protected]

About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) is a publisher and distributor of a broad range of home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD and VHS video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The company currently provides its products to over 18,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada . Navarre has recently expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore Software, Inc., BCI Eclipse Company, LLC, FUNimation Productions, Ltd. and the FUNimation Stores, Ltd. For more information, please visit the company's web site at .

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