Given a sliver of a mention in a US Kotaku post not long ago, this fantastic indie project deserves a hell of a lot more attention. So, here’s a whole two minutes of the game in action; you’ll be blown away by the amount of polish in the animations, special moves and presentation.
My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic is the work of a six-man team called Mane6. The concept took shape back in mid-2011, but it’s only now we’re seeing the fruits of the group’s labour.
Built in 2D Fighter Maker 2002, Fighting Is Magic will feature six characters — “Twilight Sparkle”, “Rarity”, “Applejack”, “Pinkie Pie”, “Fluttershy” and “Rainbow Dash” — with another 11 to be introduced gradually with downloadable content. Before you freak out about how much it’ll cost, don’t worry — not only will the game be free, but the DLC too. All you’ll need is a PC running Windows XP, Vista or 7.
Hasbro, which owns the intellectual property, isn’t known for going easy on projects like this. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get shut down.