Man, it really sucks when amazing, non-profit, games get the middle-finger when they are so far along in developement. When we saw My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic, we were amazed with what Mane6 has managed to achieve. In fact, we were really looking forward to this fighting game as it was meant to be featured in this year’s EVO. It looked cool, it looked fun, and it’s no longer anymore as Mane6 has received a C&D letter from Hasbro.
As the team stated:
“We have received a C&D letter from Hasbro’s Legal representatives, asking us to cease game development, remove any materials that might contain My Little Pony characters, names, locations or related elements from the sites we control (Our site, our youtube, our twitch), and “cease any further use of [their] MY LITTLE PONY property”.”
Mane6 contacted Hasbro in order to negotiate, however the development team has not received yet an answer from Hasbro’s PR and/or Legal departments.
At this point, it doesn’t really matter whether the team decides to leak the game or not, as we were looking forward to more ‘official’ things and had high hopes of this particular fighting game.
Mane6 may change the characters in order to get this game out and avoid any legal issues with Hasbro, though we don’t know if the team is motivated enough for something like that.
[MLP] Fighting is Magic Combo Exhibition Vol. 2