My Little Pony fighter, by Them’s Fightin’ Herds have announced that the game will be out of Early Access on Steam. April 2 While a lot has changed, it’s still a My Little Pony game at heart.
It’s been a long journey for Them’s Fightin’ Herds, over the course of nine years it has transformed from a fan project cobbled together in 2D Fighter Maker 2002 to a full-fledged original fighting game running on Lab Zero Games’ Skullgirls engine. When Hasbro’s cease and desist kept developer Mane6 from letting My Little Pony characters Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Rarity do battle, Friendship is Magic’s creator stepped in and gave them six new four-legged friends “inspired by” the popular ponies.
Arizona the cow, Velvet the deer, Oleander the unicorn, Paprika the alpaca, Pom the sheep, and Tianhuo the half-horse, half-dragon are not Hasbro characters at all, and that solves that little issue, and any other characters that look similar are apparently coincidental.
Them’s Fightin’ Herds has been in early access since 2018, racking up a slew of very positive reviews on Steam. With only six characters to play as, it’s a well-balanced fighter. It’s got animated online lobbies, a nice tutorial, and a store where players can shop for clothing for their lobby avatars. The 1.0 release, being published on Steam on April 2 by Humble Bundle.