My Little Pony may seem an innocent franchise that is specifically tailored for younger kids, however, a group of developers called Mane6, is developing a fighting game inspired by the My Little Pony franchise.
About five years ago, when Mane6 begun development for the game, Hasbro, the company who officially owns the My Little Pony franchise, has issued a cease and desist order on the game. However, the team behind the game has been persistent and changed the title of the project to Them’s Fightin’ Herds and even started an IndieGoGo campaign that was able to raise a whopping $600,000.
In fact Mane6 was even approached by the head of the art team of the TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, not to stop the team from developing the game, but offered help to design the characters that will be a legal iterations of Hasbro’s magical ponies.
The game will also feature a story mode that will be called the Unique Overworld Story Mode, where players can explore the world of Foenum and unlock several costumes and special fights in RPG style. Furthermore, an online multiplayer system will also be available that will allow players to play with friends, customize their avatars, and play through the Story Mode and PVP/PVE gameplay.
Lastly, the team was able to get support from Humble Bundle and revealed in an update via IndieGoGo that, “Humble Bundle has provided us with the funding necessary to continue supporting Them’s Fightin Herds during and after we reach the final milestone of our promised crowdfund content,” Mane6 said referring to the upcoming “Goat DLC and Goat Story.”
Them’s Fightin’ Herds will feature a standard 2D fighter game style, with six different ponies to choose from. Mane6 also announced that more characters will be added to the game once its released. Currently, the game is set to be launched on February 22, and will be coming to the Windows PC.
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