Posts Tagged ‘mane6’

Them’s Fightin’ Herds trots into early access tonight

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It’ll take something special to get me interested in another fighting game. I enjoyed my time with Mortal Combat X a few years back, and I had fun romping through Injustice‘s campaign. I’ve even got Street Fighter V sitting installed but unplayed in my Steam library, where it’s now likely to languish for eternity. The problem with all of those games, I’ve realised, is that they’re not about magical ponies.

Them’s Fightin’ Herds stable of fighters gallops as close to My Little Pony characters as the law allows. Devs Mane6 have already had to change the name from Fighting Is Magic, but that’s fine because the name they landed on is even better. Take that, copyright laws. Them’s Fightin’ Herds comes out on early access later tonight.

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My lethal pony – Equestria-aping fighting game Them’s Fighting Herds out this month

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I’m not altogether sure I enjoy it when something which once caused astounded pointing and giggling later becomes An Actual Real Thing. Case in a point, I’ve got a sneaking feeling I’m going to enjoy Them’s Fighting Herds a lot less once it’s a fully-functioning fighting game installed on my hard drive than I did when it was but a totally unexpected video of suspiciously My Little Ponylike toonimals with football-sized eyes kicking seven bells out of each other.

(Oh, and before you start chanting “four legs good, but only when officially-licensed by Hasbro”, bear in mind that the art design is by the showrunner of the MLP: Friendship Is Magic series.)

It’s due out in less than three weeks, and there’s another one of those ‘this is unbelievable / I can’t believe no-one’s done this before’ trailer to remind us that mortal enmity is magic too.

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Streetfighter Moo: The Cartoon Animal Fighting Game

I hope you’re not expecting me to say something about bronies or other fans of pony-related cartoons and toys. People like all sorts of things, and that’s OK. But I have got something to say about Them’s Fighting Herds [official site], a fighting game heavily inspired by My Little Pony and made with the creator of Friendship Is Magic, which is that it looks wonderful.

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