Mane6 Team Plans A Return Of Video Game MLP: Fighting Is Magic
Hey Bronies! Do you remember hearing all about that video game in the works that pitted our beloved ponies against one another in a Mortal Combat like battle to the death? Remember it was leaked out online last year? Well…..Here’s what happened to it.
Last month Hasbro issued a cease and desist letter to internet video game developers Mane6, which asked them “to cease game development, remove any materials that might contain My Little Pony characters, names, locations or related elements from the sites we control” and “cease any further use of the property” for it’s video game My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic, as it related to the Hasbro owned properties within the My Little Pony universe.
Mane6 quickly complied with the request of Hasbro and removed all of the content from their site immediately.
Mane6 soon followed up Hasbro’s request with their own statement which was published on their official website that said: “We have attempted negotiating with Hasbro for the continued use of the property in our non-profit, voluntary project, but so far we haven’t received an answer.”
But just when you thought you’d never get the opportunity to enjoy the non leaked version of My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic, a very famous supporter stepped up and contacted Mane6.
Executive Producer of the growing in popularity television series, Lauren Faust came on board with Mane6 to rebirth the project, under the guises that it doesn’t offend the Hasbro sensibilities of the MLP universe. My dear Bronies, can you believe it?
Following the merger, Mane6 posted on their site, “With Lauren’s help, we are going to finish this game, but it will no longer be based on the MLP franchise. It will be based around all new characters in a new setting, while keeping the moves, mechanics and style of the game we wanted to make from the start. This means a lot of work for us, and a bunch of new challenges, but we’re excited about the possibilities that come along with them.”
Shortly after Mane6 announced Faust’s involvement, Faust herself posted a message out to her fans and Bronies, “I‘m so super psyched to be a part of this! I hope I can do my little part to help Mane6 finish up this game in a way that stays true to the spirit of the original – but in a way that can freely be shared! I hope you like what we come up with.”
While this certainly is good news for all of us Bronies, one has to wonder and speculate about the possibilities or changes that could’ve been in progress for the original incarnation of the game. It’s too bad we’ll never see a final realized version of the original idea, but again… This is the internet and these things ALWAYS find their way out don’t they now?
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